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    Update on Paid Family Medical Leave

    Date: October 21, 2021, 8:00am – 9:30am
    South Puget Sound SHRM
    Online: You will receive a link to the event in your confirmation email upon registration.
    $10 for Students; $20 for Members; $40 for Non-Members
    Event Type:
    2021 Chapter Meetings
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    Please welcome

    Jason Barrett


    Employment Security Department


    Update on Paid Family Medical Leave


    Nearing the end of its second year of benefit payments, Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave has seen exponentially more applications than was expected. This is cause for both celebration and concern as many face confusion around exactly how this new program works. Throw in two major PFML bills passed by the legislature this year, and Washingtonians are left with a lot of questions. This presentation aims to clear away some of the muck to help employees and employers alike better understand exactly what is expected of them as they engage with this new statewide program.

      Learning Objectives:

      Participants will be able to:

      • Understand the employer responsibilities when an employee wants to use PFML
      • Communicate information to share with employees as they navigate the application process

      1.0 Credit approved through SHRM & HRCI


      About the Speakers:

      Jason Barrett

      Jason Barrett is the lead policy analyst for Paid Family Medical Leave in Washington State. In this role, he is integral to the development of regulations and policies around all aspects of PFML. He serves as a primary contact for internal and external stakeholders about the PFML law and ongoing legislative changes.

      He is a veteran of the policy world in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Jason is a strong advocate for Paid Family and Medical Leave because he believes workers should not have to choose between a paycheck and providing necessary care for themselves or loved ones. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Laura, and son, Jordan.

      **There is limited seating; Late Registrations/Walk-ins may be limited based on number of preregistered.