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    Lessons Learned from Over a Year with Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave

    Date: August 10, 2021, 8:00am – 9:30am
    Cheryl Knight
    SHRM Member $10 Non-Member $15
    Event Type:
    Chapter Meeting
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    Lessons Learned from Over a Year with Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave

    SHRM Olympia is proud to present Katherine Kummerow from Archbright.   Her program will provide updates on the WA Paid Family Medical Leave.    


    Katherine Kummerow is a Senior Human Resources Advisor at Archbright. Through our HR Hotline, she works with Archbright members to manage daily HR issues and ensure they remain compliant with state and federal laws. Katherine also trains Archbright members on key areas of compliance, including workplace harassment awareness, understanding human resources legal issues, FMLA administration, and wage and hour compliance. Her background includes 20 years of experience in multi-state/multi-location human resources management as well as risk management and workers’ compensation. She holds a B.S. degree from Oregon State University. 



    Program Information:

    Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program has been in effect for over a year. According to the Economic Opportunity Institute, the Washington Employment Security Department received 85,000 applications during the first six months the program was available to employees, which was much more than projected. Employees are aware of and taking advantage of their rights under the law.

    There have been many lessons learned from employees taking leave under the law. Further, the first year saw changes to the rules that govern the program. Now is an excellent time to discuss those lessons and changes and issue reminders about important requirements under the law.

    This session, presented by Katherine Kummerow, Sr. HR advisor, will cover lessons learned and important reminders about requirements under the law, including:

    • Notification requirements
    • Intermittent leave
    • Minimum claim duration
    • Continuation of health benefits
    • Job restoration rights


    1.5 General HRCI Credit - PENDING!

    1.5 SHRM Credit - PENDING!