Paid Family and Medical Leave is an insurance program funded through premiums paid by nearly everyone working in Washington and many of their employers. The rate for 2019 is 0.4% of a worker's wage, about 63% of which is paid by the worker and about 37% is paid by the employer. Employers can opt to cover some or all their employees' premiums. Premium collection began on Jan. 1, 2019.
- A worker makes $50,000 a year.
- Worker pays about $2.44 a week.
- Their employer pays about $1.41 a week.
- Worker receives a benefit of about $778 per week when out on Paid Family and Medical Leave.
Work at a small business? You're covered! Workers in businesses of all sizes are part of Paid Family and Medical Leave.