- Parental and medical leave: paid
--- Benefit amount: up to 90% of Washington’s average weekly wage ($1,206 per week)
--- Duration of leave: up to 12 weeks in 52-week period (paid leave), additional two weeks can be added if health issues arise from pregnancy or childbirth
--- Requirements to be eligible: at least one year of working (1,250+ hours) for same employer (unpaid leave), working 820+ hours with a private sector employer that has 50+ employees (paid leave)
--- Job protection: yes, but only for employees who meet certain conditions
- Paid sick days: yes
- Expands eligibility for job-protected leave: yes for pregnancy disability leave (private sector); yes for pregnancy disability leave (public sector)
Not only does Washington offer an extensive parental leave program, but several major corporations in the state offer generous parental leave. Amazon offers 20 weeks of paid leave for birth mothers and also has a six-week paid paternity leave policy. Microsoft also offers 20 weeks of paid leave to mothers and 12 weeks to non-birth parents.