WSR 17-23-134
[Filed November 20, 2017, 8:18 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Paid family and medical leave codified in chapter 50A.04 RCW.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 50A.04.215.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules are required by statute. Additionally, some clarification is needed for employers and employees to effectively take advantage of this program.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: No federal agency and no other state agencies regulate this program as it is a new state entitlement with authority granted solely to the employment security department (ESD) and its commissioner.
Process for Developing New Rule: ESD will involve stakeholders to ensure, to the best of its ability, comprehensive, integrated and easy to follow rules.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Adrienne Stuart, 640 Woodland Square Loop S.E., Lacey, WA 98503, phone 360-584-5975, fax 360-407-4750, TTY Teresa Eckstein, State EO Officer, 711 or 360-902-9354, email, web site, TBD.
Additional comments: The external engagement site is in the process of being built. ESD will redirect folks to that site from its main site once it is built. A singular CR-101 is being filed for the entire rule-making process. Several CR-102 filings will be forthcoming.
November 2, 2017
Dale Peinecke