Three-minute legal tips: Washington's Long-Term Care Payroll Tax

A new payroll tax to fund long-term care in Washington state is set to begin once the new year rolls over to 2022.

Its goal — to provide long-term care coverage for every person who receives a regular paycheck in Washington — has prompted a long list of questions. Among them, Washingtonians want to know if they are covered under the payroll tax, how much the benefit will cost and when they would be eligible to use it.

Peter Nicolas, the William L. Dwyer Chair in Law at UW Law, takes three minutes to help us better understand these issues and more.