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Workers start paying for Washington’s new paid-leave law next month. Here’s how it works.

Maia Knox, a policy analyst for the city of Sammamish, in her home in Issaquah on Saturday, December 8. Knox have been planning to have children but are waiting to take advantage of the state’s new paid medical and family leave in 2020. 208683

Workers and businesses will start paying premiums for Washington state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits next month. Workers who give birth to, foster or adopt a child, or who need time off to take care of themselves or someone else, will be able to reap the benefits beginning in January 2020.

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