Published on Jun 16, 2019

PFML premium remittance and reporting begins July 1

Contact: Candice Bock, Brandon Anderson

Beginning January 1 of this year, employers in Washington began collecting premiums and tracking data on employees in accordance with the new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law. Between July 1 and July 31, 2019, employers are required to report and remit premiums for quarters one and two to the Employment Security Department. Employers will file two separate reports—one for each quarter.

If you did not start collecting premiums from employees on January 1, there is no penalty and you can begin withholding at any time, provided you give your employees notice one pay period in advance. However, you cannot retroactively withhold premiums from employees, and you will be responsible for paying any uncollected premiums on their behalf.

For more information, download the reporting timeline FAQ and visit the PFML webpage.

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