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PDFWAC 192-610-066

How will the department make employees aware of their rights and responsibilities?

(1) The department will publish and post on its website an informational employee guide for basic information on the laws, rules and procedures for the paid family and medical leave program. A copy of the guide will be available to the public at no charge when requested.
(2) The department will send an electronic link to the guide to employees who file an application for benefits and have authorized the department to contact them by email or other electronic means. For employees who have not authorized the department to contact them electronically, the department will send a written notice containing the web address for the guide and a phone number for the department.
(3) The department will maintain a brief descriptive web address for the online location of the employee guide.
(4) Employees are responsible for filing weekly applications and following all instructions as required in the employee guide.
(5) When requested, the department will assist employers and employees in understanding the employee guide.
(6) All employees are presumed to understand the employee guide and will be held responsible for failing to comply with its contents.
(7) If a conflict exists between the employee guide and spoken information provided by the department, the written information will prevail.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 50A.04.215. WSR 19-16-081, ยง 192-610-066, filed 7/31/19, effective 8/31/19.]
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