In 2022, employees can still receive up to 67% of their average weekly wage for 12 weeks. The maximum weekly benefit, however, increased to $1,068.36 (previously $971.61).
The employee contribution rate remains at 0.511% in 2022(the same as 2021). However, the state average weekly wage was updated in 2021 to $1,594.57 which makes the taxable wage ceiling for PFL $82,917.64. As a result, the maximum contribution per employee in 2022 has increased from $385.34 to $423.71.
Further, effective next year in 2023, the PFL program will allow employees to take paid leave to care for a sibling. The definition of “siblings” is defined as a biological or adopted sibling, a half sibling or stepsibling.