The Employment Security Department is seeking your assistance with development of the scope and content of the rules for the Paid Family and Medical Leave insurance program. There will be several phases of the rulemaking process, each related to different parts of the law. ESD would like your feedback on each phase prior to submitting the complete draft proposal of the rules.
Phase one rules are now final. Read the post-adoption notice.
Phase one is related to the following topics:
- Collective bargaining agreements
- Premium liability
- Voluntary plans
- Read the Rulemaking Order (CR-103)
- Final Phase One Significance Analysis (required explanation of why the department is proposing this rule, including a quality and cost-benefit analysis)
- Read the Phase One Concise Explanatory Statement (summary of all comments received on the proposed rules and the department's reasons for adopting or not adopting the comments into the proposed rule)
- Read the Phase One Implementation Plan
Phase two rules are now final.
Download the phase two timeline
- Read the CR-103 (rulemaking order)
- Read the final proposed rules:
- Read the Final Phase Two Significance Analysis
- Phase Two Concise Explanatory Statement
- Phase Two Implementation Plan
- Read the CR-102 (notice of proposed rules)
- Read the proposed rules related to:
- Employment Security Rule Governance
- Assessing and Collecting Premiums
- Voluntary Plans
- Employer Responsibilities
- Penalties and Audits
- Small Business Assistance
- Dispute Resolution
- Practice and Procedure
- Read the Phase Two Significance Analysis (required explanation of why the department is proposing this rule, including a quality and cost-benefit analysis)
- Benefit applications
- Benefit eligibility
Download the Phase Three Timeline
The phase three rules are now final. Rules generally take effect 31 days after they are filed with the Code Revisers Office.
- Rulemaking Order (CR-103)
- Final Phase Three Significant Analysis
- Phase Three Concise Explanatory Statement
- Phase Three Implementation Plan
- Read the CR101
Phase four is related to:
- Continuation of benefits
Download the phase four timeline.
- Read the CR-101