Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) benefits began January 1, 2020.

Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave website

Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML)  

Washington PFML allows for family leave and medical leave for an employee’s own illness, injury or disability. Employees may take family leave to bond with a new child, recover from a personal illness or injury, care for an ill or injured relative and respond to certain family military- connected events.

Washington Benefits Overview  

  • Up to a total of 16 weeks for a combination of paid family and medical leave (or 18 weeks for pregnancy complications)
  • Up to 12 weeks of family leave
  • Up to 12 weeks of personal medical leave. Two additional weeks when the leave is for incapacitation due to pregnancy complications
  • Up to 90% wage replacement, up to $1,456 per week maximum

A private plan is allowed under the law.