The Board shall consist of 14 members representing the following categories: The Advisory Board shall formulate a review of operations upon meeting and if needed, present suggestions for improvements to the Management Team for implementation.
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For more information on how to manage productivity in the face of this and other employee leave and accommodation issues, contact your Matrix Absence Management or Reliance Standard sales representative or account manager, or call The most recent news is 2 tidbits from Washington State.
Voluntary Plans Now Being Accepted. A voluntary plan must be approved by the state before it is effective.
As of September 17, the state is accepting applications for approval of voluntary plans. Employers can apply and file their plans for approval here. That site also provides lots of helpful information for employers considering a voluntary plan.
Matrix will offer administration of voluntary plans for our clients. We anticipate this will be ready for client review by approximately October 1 — but it is a detailed process so bear with us as we work to develop a top-notch plan. Sounds dry — and it is — but these rules, once finalized, give employers and TPAs like Matrix more detailed information regarding how to comply with the Washington paid family and medical leave law.
The Employment Security Department ESD is charged with developing the rules and, ultimately, administering and enforcing the law. We wrote about the rules in a prior blog post.
At that time ESD was only planning on 4 rulemaking phases. This has now been expanded to 6 phases. The details change periodically as circumstances necessitate.
You can keep an eye on the timeline — if you care to! All proposed and final rules are also available on that page. The Phase Three Proposed Rules cover benefit applications and benefit eligibility.
Here are some highlights: This appears to create a situation where, for foreseeable leave other than bonding, the employee only has 11 months in which to take the leave, since the claim year includes the day advance notice period. Employee notice to employer: An employee must give notice of the need for leave at least 30 days in advance for foreseeable leave, and as soon as practicable when the employee becomes aware of the need for leave less than 30 days in advance.
The proposed rule does not specify exactly what this denial of benefits means: Does the employee have job protection but not benefits, or no protections or benefits under the law at all during the period of late notice?
Initial application for benefits: Employees must make application through the procedures the state will make available, or as defined in a voluntary plan if the employer elects this route. An employee must support each claim for benefits with documentation as specified in the rules: For bonding, acceptable documentation includes a birth certificate, court documents, or other written documentation.
The proposed rule does not explain from whom the statement must come. An employer can require the employee to provide documentation of a familial relationship to support benefits eligibility, such as a birth or marriage certificate or court document.Division of Vocational Rehabilitation State Plan State Years – Effective July 1, – June 30, The State of Washington Department of Social and Health Services.
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