Is an employer required to authorize the absence of an employee for family care emergencies?
Absence because of an employee's inability to report for or continue scheduled work due to a family care emergency:
be authorized for care of the employee's spouse, registered domestic partner, household member or the employee's/spouse's/registered domestic partner's minor/dependent child, parent or grandparent up to the limits specified in WAC 357-31-300
(2) May be authorized for care of others, including a child over the age of eighteen who is capable of self care, in accordance with the employer's leave policy.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06
RCW. WSR 09-17-057 and 09-18-112, § 357-31-285, filed 8/13/09 and 9/2/09, effective 12/3/09; WSR 07-03-054, § 357-31-285, filed 1/12/07, effective 2/15/07; WSR 05-08-137, § 357-31-285, filed 4/6/05, effective 7/1/05.]