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    Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave: What’s New in 2023?

    Date: February 16, 2023, 7:45am – 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:
    2023 Chapter Meetings
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    Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave: What's New in 2023?


    Jason Barrett

    Lead Policy Analyst, Paid Family and Medical Leave at Employment Security Department


    As 2023 rolls on, employers are wondering what changes to expect from the Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave program. This session aims to inform employers of departmental and legislative changes to the program, including a new premium rate. We will also discuss some of the most frequently asked questions employers have about PFML.

      Learning Objectives

      Participants will be able to:

      • Articulate recent changes to PFML to both employees and management
      • Understand and solve biggest employer concerns
      • Build skills to navigate the legislative complexities

      Log in at 7:45 for networking conversation

      This program is approved for 1.0 PDCs toward SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP® recertification.

      1.0 Credit approved through HRCI.


      About the Speaker:

      Jason Barrett is the lead policy analyst for Paid Family Medical Leave in Washington State. Having been in this role for almost the entire lifetime of the PFML program, he has been integral to the development of regulations and policies around all aspects of PFML. 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.