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Washington FMLA Guidelines For Employers

Washington FMLA And Leave Law Guidelines And Requirements

The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law that applies to employer organizations with 50 or more employees for 20 or more workweeks in the current or previous calendar year.

The Family & Medical Leave Act does not take the place of other sources of leave, including Washington's FMLA and other state leave laws. To the extent an organization subject to the FMLA is also subject to a state leave law, it must comply with both the FMLA and the state leave law.

The challenge in coordinating compliance with federal and state law is that the state leave laws may differ from FMLA law in employee eligibility criteria, as well as the length and type of protection.

Washington's FMLA And Other Leave Laws

In addition to the Family & Medical Leave Act, Washington's paid sick leave law requires all employers to provide employees with one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked. Employees must be allowed to carry over 40 hours of accrued leave from year to year.
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How To Determine Whether FMLA Guidelines Or State Guidelines Apply In Washington

Here are some guidelines if your organization is subject to both FMLA and Washington leave law:Note: The above is excerpted from our FMLA Training & Certification Program.

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From seminars to webinars to online courses, HRTrainingCenter offers a variety of FMLA compliance training courses. Simply select one of our 'Recommended Courses' or use the search box to find your desired FMLA training course.To find other FMLA training courses, use the search box below.

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More Info On Washington FMLA Leave Law

For specific information on Washington's FMLA and other leave laws, contact:

Washington Department of Labor
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501-5414

Disclaimer: This information provided is based on state laws and regulations, and is subject to change. While we make every effort to asure this information is current and accurate, it is not engaged in rendering legal or professional advice, and shall not be held responsible for inaccuracies contained herein.
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