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Paid Family Medical Leave

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Your resource for preparing for PFML laws in states where your employees live and work

More states are passing paid family and medical leave laws. While this national trend benefits employees, the laws vary by state, have many moving parts and present certain considerations for benefits consultants and employers. At Sun Life, we aim to keep you current on PFML laws. We can also administer these benefits in certain states. Check in with us often to learn more about PFML laws in states where your employees live and work—and how Sun Life can be your best partner for integrating your leave programs and coordinating benefits.


Effective 1/1/2024


Effective 1/1/2022


Effective 1/1/2026


Effective 1/1/2025


Effective 1/1/2021

New Hampshire

Effective 1/1/2023

New York

Effective 1/1/2018


Effective 9/3/2023


Effective 1/1/2020

Washington, D.C.

Effective 7/1/2020

Can’t find the state you’re looking for?

Read our whitepaper, State-Mandated Disability and Paid Family and Medical Leave Laws

News to know

This content is not to be considered legal advice. We recommend that Clients speak with legal counsel specializing in labor and employment law to ensure your organization has met all of the requirements under the various laws.

Group insurance policies are underwritten by Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley Hills, MA) in all states, except New York. In New York group insurance policies are issued by Sun Life and Health Insurance Company (U.S.) (Lansing, MI). Product offerings may not be available in all states and may vary depending on state laws and regulations.

SLPC 31673 6/22 (Exp 6/24)