An equivalent plan must:
- Cover all employees who have been continuously employed with the employer for at least 30 calendar days.
- Ensure employee contributions are not greater than what would be charged under the state plan.
- Provide benefits that are equal to or greater than the benefits offered by the state plan, including:
- Allowing leave for family, medical, and safe-leave reasons
- Providing up to 12 weeks of paid leave per year (plus an additional two weeks for pregnancy-related medical leave)
- Allowing employees to take paid leave one day at a time or consecutively
- No additional conditions or restrictions for employees to use paid leave