Topic Thread

FMLA Leave

  • 1.  FMLA Leave

    Posted 01-09-2018 11:20
    I'm curious how other companies treat FMLA leave.  We currently provide unpaid leave, but I am wondering if we should provide some sort of compensation to remain competitive in this job market.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback!

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    Teresa Buxton
    Controller
    Tarragon LLC
    Seattle WA
    (206) 233-9600
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  • 2.  RE: FMLA Leave

    Posted 01-10-2018 06:23
    ​We also provide unpaid leave.

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    Ursula Polanowski
    Controller
    Ironshore Contracting LLC
    Linthicum MD
    (443) 552-5732
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  • 3.  RE: FMLA Leave

    Posted 01-11-2018 17:54
    ​Hi Teresa,

    The State of Washington has passed legislation requiring paid family leave that will be administered by the Washington Employment Security Department.  Beginning in 2019 employees and employers will begin contributing to the fund with benefit payouts beginning 2020.  ESD has just now begun issuing draft rules - you can sign up with ESD for notices related to this new program.  I would recommend reviewing the state's new requirements before designing a plan since you will need a waiver to not participate in the ESD program.

    Our FMLA leave is unpaid if the employee does not have available PTO.

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    Nancy Stratton BBA - Accounting
    Vp - Controller And Treasurer
    Sellen Construction Co., Inc.
    Seattle WA
    (206) 805-7176
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