Skip to content


On January 1, 2020, the Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave (WAPFML) law went into effect, a new benefit for Washington workers. Leaves of absence, whether arising from medical, personal, military or other reasons represent an increasing challenge to employers. While an employer wants to do what is right by their employees and their company alike, the legal maze they encounter makes mistakes hard to avoid.

This virtual course will help HR professionals navigate the many protected leave laws, both at the federal and state level. It will outline employer responsibilities to manage the new WAPFML law. It will identify legal obligations when managing absences, taking into consideration the many types of protected leaves such as sick leave, FMLA, ADA, and domestic violence leave, to name a few. Facilitated by our Archbright HR Consultants, this interactive class will provide a wealth of information, as well as access to our experts to answer your leave law questions.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize employer responsibilities to manage the new WAPFML law
  • Identify common employee situations necessitating employer notice of a particular leave law
  • Identify legal obligations when managing absences
  • Manage required leaves effectively and efficiently

This program is designed for:

Supervisors and Managers


2.5 hours


Type of Delivery:

Virtual and In-Person

HRCI Credits:


This program has been pre-approved by the HR Certification Institute.



Archbright is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.