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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018, 7:43 p.m.

Premiums for new paid family program start this week

Employers and employees in Washington state will start paying into a new paid family leave program next week, and benefits from the program will begin in 2020.


UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Paid family and medical leave fast tracked through Legislature

Historic paid family and medical leave bill moved quickly through the Legislature with much emotion, much less fanfare.


UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:10 p.m.

Business groups drop challenge to Washington’s new minimum wage, family leave law

Business groups say they won’t appeal a court ruling that threw out their challenge to the state’s new minimum wage law.


Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007

A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that …


New poll shows strong support for paid family leave programs

Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from …


Spokane’s family leave law would be ‘grandfathered’ under changes to Baumgartner bill

State wouldn’t erase recent Spokane ordinance requiring family leave for many businesses under a change to a bill approved Wednesday.


Washington’s paid family leave law at crossroads

Six years ago, Washington state lawmakers approved a program giving parents five weeks paid time off to be with a new child. But the question of how to pay for …


Exemption could save homeowners money

OLYMPIA – Washington’s 2008 legislative session began with a small band of property tax protesters battling cold winds and rain on the Capitol’s granite steps. But after last fall’s one-day …