Paid Family and Medical Leave: What WA Employers Need to Know Now

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Washington will be the 5th state to offer paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2020, but employers have action to take in 2019.  Get a jump on 2019 and learn how your business can prepare to implement this mandatory program in this free presentation by the Washington State Employment Security Department.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the employee benefits of WA’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program
  • Learn the employer requirements of the program
  • Learn how this program interacts with FMLA
  • Learn the roll out timeline and how you can prepare your business

Silvia Lugo is a communications and outreach specialist with Washington State’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave program. As a working mother with a commitment to helping families, Silvia is excited to spread the word about this historic program throughout our state.

Silvia is an experienced communications professional and in her work with both the private and non-profit sectors, she has specialized in outreach, events, and social media. She received her undergraduate degree in Social Science from the University of Washington and a master’s degree in Global Communications from the American University of Paris. Silvia is originally from Southern California but now goes on adventures with her husband and two daughters from their home base in Olympia.