Washington State Paid Family Medical Leave Update

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Brennan Stoelb Washington State’s Employment Security Department

Washington State will offer paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2020.

Last fall we hosted a webinar helping educate employers about this new mandated benefit and steps all businesses could take to prepare for employees using Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) starting in 2020. At that time, there were a lot of details of the program that were still being defined.

Now, as we wrap up the year and head into 2020, we are pleased to welcome a speaker from Washington State’s Employment Security Department (ESD) to share the most current details of PFML and answer your questions as we prepare for employees to start using this benefit.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn about employee benefits of WA’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program.
• Learn the most current employer requirements of the program.
• Learn program updates as we prepare to launch benefits in January 2020.

Brennan Stoelb Bio

Brennan Stoelb joined the Paid Family and Medical Leave program at the Washington State Employment Security Department (ESD) in May 2019. He is currently on the Communications team for Paid Family and Medical Leave.

Prior to joining ESD, Brennan followed a unique path. Brennan studied Communications at the University of Southern Indiana. After graduation he worked in broadcasting, doing both on-air and production duties. His interest in wolves led him to work for two nationally renowned non-profit wolf rescues where he provided outreach and educational presentations to thousands of people from all over the world. He then went on to develop the Animal Control program for a local tribe, where he focused on education and community engagement.

Brennan is excited to spread the word about this historic program throughout Washington. When he is not at work, Brennan can be found playing music with a local band, or at home with his wife, two dogs, two cats, and nine chickens.