Family and medical leave contribution rates for employers

Employers are responsible for remitting family and medical leave contributions on behalf of employees. Employers with fewer than 25 employees will not be required to pay the employer’s contribution, but will still need to remit payment to the Department of Family and Medical Leave.

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Contribution rate split for employers with 25 or more employees

Breakdown of how the total contribution (.63%) is split among medical leave contribution (.52%) and family leave contribution (.11%).

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Employers with 25 or more employees will be required to remit a contribution to the Department of Family and Medical Leave of 0.63 percent of eligible payroll. This contribution can be split between employee payroll deductions and an employer contribution and will support both types of leave.

Family leave

Up to 100 percent of the family leave contribution can be deducted from employee wages.

Medical leave

Up to 40 percent of the medical leave contribution can be deducted from employee wages. Employers are responsible for contributing the remaining 60 percent. 

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Contribution rate split for employers with fewer than 25 employees

Breakdown of how the total contribution (.63%) is split among medical leave contribution (.52%) and family leave contribution (.11%).

Visual breakdown explained

Employers with fewer than 25 employees must remit contributions to the Department of Family and Medical Leave but are not responsible for remitting the employer’s share.

Family leave

Up to 100 percent of the family leave contribution can be deducted from employee wages.

Medical leave

Up to 40 percent of the medical leave contribution can be deducted from employee wages. Employers don't have to contribute the remaining 60 percent.

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Date published: January 23, 2019
Last updated: January 25, 2019
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