The Employment Security Department is seeking your assistance with development of the scope and content of the rules for the Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance program. There will be several phases of the rulemaking process, each related to different parts of the law. ESD would like your feedback on each phase prior to submitting the complete draft proposal of the rules. Details on each phase are outlined below.
More information on the rulemaking process is available on the ESD rulemaking page.
On this page:
Phase One is related to the following topics:
- Collective bargaining agreements
- Premium liability
- Voluntary plans
Phase One rules are now final. Rules normally become effective 31 days after they are filed with the Code Reviser.
- Read the Rulemaking Order (CR-103)
- Final Phase One Significance Analysis (required explanation of why the department is proposing this rule, including a quality and cost-benefit analysis)
- Read the Phase One Concise Explanatory Statement (summary of all comments received on the proposed rules and the department's reasons for adopting or not adopting the comments into the proposed rule)
- Read the Phase One Implementation Plan
Phase Two is related to the following topics:
- Employer responsibilities
- Small business assistance
- Read the first draft of Phase Two rules
- Get more detailed information on the Phase Two Rulemaking Statutes
- Read the CR101
- Download the Phase Two Timeline
- June 25: Second Phase Two Stakeholder Meeting (details below)
*Some dates are subject to change. Please continue to check this website or join our listserv for updates.