States with Paid Family Leave (PFL) or Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML)

Paid Family Leave (PFL) and Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) are benefits that currently exist in several states to give partial pay to employees for their time off work taken for qualified family or medical leave.

PFL/PFML coverage and claims are handled exclusively through state agencies—Gusto cannot advise on the amount of coverage an employee may or may not receive from the state. 

Reducing an employee's salary while they're taking advantage of the benefit(s)

If you need to reduce your employee’s salary while they are on PFL or PFML, schedule a compensation change in their employee profile.

States with PFL or PFML

State Additional information

The California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program provides short-term Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) wage replacement benefits to eligible workers who need time off work.

The city of San Francisco has additional requirements for employers.

Colorado Starting January 1, 2023. Benefits will begin to be available on January 1, 2024.
Connecticut  Started January 1, 2021. Benefits do not pay out until 2022.
Massachusetts Started in 2019. Benefits do not pay out until 2021.
New Jersey As of July 1, 2020, workers can collect Family Leave Insurance benefits for a maximum of twelve consecutive weeks in a 12-month period, or up to eight weeks (56 individual days) in a 12-month period, if taking leave in a non-continuous manner.
New York Most private employers with one or more employees are required to obtain Paid Family Leave insurance. Employers must:
1) Obtain Paid Family Leave coverage.
2) Collect employee contributions to pay for their coverage.
3) Complete the employer portion of the Paid Family Leave request form when a worker applies for leave. 
Oregon Starting in 2022.
Rhode Island Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) are financed entirely by payroll deductions. TDI is income support for individuals out of work for non-work-related illness or injury. TCI is income support (up to 4 weeks) for individuals out of work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law, or grandparent, or to bond with a newborn child, adopted child, or foster child. 
Washington D.C.  Started in 2019.

Started in 2019. See this article for payroll-related information about the program.