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. Rulemaking on the new law is underway, and the first draft of Phase 1 rules are now available for review and comment. 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.

Phase 1 is related to the following topics:

  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Premium liability 
  • Voluntary plans

You can view the first draft of the rules here, and submit your comments on the comment portal here. Please note the comment portal is hosted by an independent company, but comments are managed by ESD employees.

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Additional rulemaking information:

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