Rulemaking

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.

To participate in the rulemaking process online please visit our Rulemaking Public Engagement Portal.

More information on the rulemaking process is available on the ESD rulemaking page.

On this page: 

 Phase One | Phase Two | Phase Three | Phase Four  | Phase Five | Phase Six | Upcoming Meetings 

 
  
Phase One 

Phase One rules are now final. 

Phase One is related to the following topics:

  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Premium liability
  • Voluntary plans

Resources

CR-103

CR-102

Phase Two
Phase Two is related to the following topics:
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Penalties
  • Small business assistance

Download the Phase Two Timeline

CR-102

  • Read the CR-102 (notice of proposed rules)
  • Read the proposed rules related to:
    • Employment Security Rule Governance
    • Definitions
    • Assessing and Collecting Premiums
    • Voluntary Plans
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Penalties and Audits
    • Small Business Assistance
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Practice and Procedure
  • Read the Phase Two Significance Analysis (required explanation of why the department is proposing this rule, including a quality and cost-benefit analysis)
  • Submit a comment on our Public Engagement Portal

CR-101

Up Next*

  • October 24: Phase Two Rulemaking Formal Hearing 
  • October 29: Phase Two Rulemaking Formal Hearing
Phase Three
Phase Three is related to the following topics:
  • Benefit applications
  • Benefit eligibility

Resources

Up Next:

  • November 2: Stakeholder Meeting

Phase Four
  

Phase Four is related to the following topics:

  • Continuation of Benefits
  • Fraud

Resources

Up next

October 15: Phase 4 listening session

Phase Five

Phase Five is slated to begin in 2019 and is related to the following topic:

  • Job Protection
  • Benefit Overpayments
  • Miscellaneous

Check back soon for more resources.

Phase Six

Phase Six is slated to begin in 2019 and is related to the following topic:

  • Appeals

Check back soon for more resources.

Meetings
Meeting information can be found on our Rulemaking Public Engagement Portal: https://www.opentownhall.com/portals/289/pages/402-rules-meetings