June 21, 2024

State Updates

State Updates

Delaware

The Delaware Department of Labor’s Division of Paid Leave is hosting a webinar on July 31, 2024 from Noon to 1:30pm EST. The purpose of the webinar is to educate Delaware employers on the Delaware Paid Leave program. As a reminder, contributions for the program begin January 1, 2025 with benefits available as of January 1, 2026. You can register for the webinar here.

Rhode Island

The Department of Labor and Training has announced the new maximum weekly benefit amount for new claims with an effective date of July 1, 2024. The maximum weekly benefit will increase from $1,043 to $1,070. For those with the maximum of five dependents, the maximum weekly benefit will be $1,444, an increase from the current maximum of $1,408.

Washington

The Employment Security Department (ESD) has released the 2025 maximum weekly benefit amount for the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. The amount is increasing from $1,456 to $1,542 per week. The contribution rates and changes to any materials (required poster, paycheck insert, employer toolkit) are typically released later in the year – we will share once available.

There are new rules for medical certification forms under the Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. Health care providers must now return the certification form within seven calendar days of receiving it. Further, health care providers cannot charge a fee for filling out the certification form. Updated certifications noting the changes are now on the PFML website.

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