Tribal businesses

Tribal businesses

Tribal businesses that can sign up for Paid Leave:

Businesses owned by tribal governments on tribal land. Businesses owned by tribal members not on tribal land are included in the program and do not need to opt in.


Who cannot sign up

Businesses located on tribal land are not eligible for Paid Family and Medical Leave and cannot opt in.


Why sign up for Paid Leave?

If you choose to opt in, your employees will have access to paid time off to care for themselves or a family member, just like other Washington employees. When you opt in, you agree to pay the employees’ share of the premium (about .25% of gross wages) for three years. After that, you can participate on an annual basis. You also need to report your employees’ hours and wages every quarter.

Your employees can qualify for Paid Leave immediately after you opt in as long as they have enough reported hours to qualify.

You can opt in by calling our Customer Care Team at 833-717-2273.