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What’s new with state paid family
and medical leave?

With many states passing their own paid family and medical leave (PFML) and paid family leave (PFL) mandates, more employees are able to take the time they need during critical points in their life. But it can be challenging for employers to stay compliant on new regulations, especially if they have employees in various states.

Here are the latest updates you should know about. Please note that the following information is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. We recommend employers speak with legal counsel specializing in labor and employment law to ensure compliance with applicable PFML and PFL mandates.

 

Paid Family and Medical Leave Programs

California

For updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and how it may affect paid family leave benefits, expand and click the link below.

Connecticut

District of Columbia

Hawaii

Massachusetts

New Jersey

New York

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, all workers are guaranteed job protection and financial compensation in the event they or their minor dependent children are subject to an order of mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation issued by the state, the Department of Health, local board of health or any government entity that is authorized to issue this order. Expand for more information.

Oregon

Rhode Island

Washington

Expand for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 and how it affects WA PFML.


Potential Upcoming State Leave Programs

Symetra will continue to monitor legislation to determine what products we will offer to our customers for the following states.

Maine

Pennsylvania


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Symetra assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or timeliness of any information provided herein. The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel. We recommend employers speak with legal counsel specializing in labor and employment law to ensure compliance with applicable PFML and PFL mandates.

The information on this page was updated as of March 2020.