Family and Medical Leave: The Continuing Evolution Of Washington State Law

May 2006
Employment Law Notes
Employers with 50 or more employees are well aware of, and often understandably mystified by, the complex requirements imposed by the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its implementing regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). As many of you are aware, serious debate has been brewing in Washington D.C. about possible amendments to the FMLA. Fueled in part by concerns that future amendments to the FMLA might restrict employees’ leave entitlements, the Washington State Legislature recently passed significant amendments to our state Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA).