Beginning July 1, 2023, Washington employers must start collecting WA Cares Fund premiums from their employees as they do for Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) premiums.
Unless they did not incur any payroll expenses during that specific quarter, employers must continue to submit quarterly reports on their employee’s wages and hours.
To facilitate this process and streamline reporting, the WA Cares Fund is currently updating the Paid Leave reporting system. This will allow employers to conveniently report for both programs simultaneously. Employers will not share any portion of the WA Cares contributions with their employees.
For further details and guidance, employers can access helpful information from the PFML website. The integration of WA Cares reporting into the existing system aims to provide employers with enhanced convenience and efficiency in fulfilling their reporting obligations.