REMINDER: Reporting timeline change

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Paid Family and Medical Leave

Q1 reports due in July

Employers should not submit Q1 2019 payments or reports in April.

What is happening?

Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 2019 premium payments and reports for Paid Family and Medical Leave should be submitted between July 1-July 31, 2019.

This applies to Paid Family and Medical Leave only; reporting timelines for Unemployment Insurance are unaffected. For more on Unemployment Insurance, go to

Paid Family and Medical Leave implementation

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Who's in, who's out?

Almost every Washington employer must participate in this program, and almost every
Washington employee will be eligible to receive benefits. This includes businesses of all
sizes and non-profits, charities and faith organizations. If you are a public or private
business with even one employee in Washington, you’ll very likely be a part of Paid Family
and Medical Leave.

Exceptions are:

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Small business? You're in!

Businesses with fewer than 50 employees are not assessed the employer share of the premium but must still collect and remit their employees' share. Employers who choose to pay the employer share may be eligible for business assistance grants.

For more information on how Paid Family and Medical Leave works for small businesses, visit

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Still have questions?

Download our updated Employer Toolkit for more information on program requirements, including:

  • Reporting 
  • Calculating premiums
  • Determining business size
  • Collective bargaining agreements

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