New tools to help you prepare for July 1 reporting

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Paid Family and Medical Leave reporting starts July 1!

Here's what you need to know to get ready

This is an important message for any employer with employees in Washington state. Not an employer? You may unsubscribe to these emails using the link below.


About this message: This email is designed to help employers prepare for reporting and remitting premiums for the first time between July 1 and July 31, 2019. For more information now, visit

About the program: In 2017, Washington’s Legislature passed a paid family and medical leave law. Starting in 2020, Washington will be the fifth state in the nation to offer paid family and medical leave benefits to workers. A premium of employee gross wages will fund the program, with the cost shared by both employees and many employers. The Employment Security Department administers the program.

New! Reporting overview video

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It's almost time to submit your 2019 Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 reports. Paid Family and Medical Leave is a new program and reporting system, so setting up your account and submitting your first reports and payments may require more time than reporting in future quarters.

Our reporting overview video will walk you through the basic process for account setup, reporting and making payments.

Ready to start?

Download our checklist and check a few items off your list today!

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We encourage you to come into the system as early in July as possible to get your account set up and reports filed before the July 31 deadline.


For more information:

Subscribe to our e-newsletter

Go to our reporting page

Participate in a reporting webinar

Mass-communications that go out to employers can be found in our Newsroom.

Employment Security is continuously developing this new program and we appreciate your feedback! Take our short survey.