Paid Family and Medical Leave is a statewide program. FMLA is a federal program. In short, this does not replace FMLA.
Businesses with fewer than 50 employees do not have requirements under FMLA, but they must collect and remit employee premiums and complete required reporting for Paid Family and Medical Leave.
When an employee experiences a qualifying event, and the event would qualify for both Paid Family and Medical Leave and FMLA, the available leave in both programs decreases together as an employee takes leave.
Many questions about how Paid Family and Medical Leave will interact with FMLA will be answered in the third phase of Rulemaking. We encourage the public to participate in this process through our Rulemaking Page.