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Proposed Changes to Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time and Secure Scheduling Include Eliminating Union Waiver

Last week, the Seattle Office of Labor Standards announced proposed changes to Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time and Secure Scheduling.  These changes intend to incorporate the more generous provisions from Initiative 1433, the Washington Paid Sick Leave law, into Seattle’s laws.  A couple of notable proposed changes to Seattle’s law include shortening the waiting period for employee eligibility to use paid sick time from 180 to 90 calendar days following the commencement of employment.  Additionally, whereas a waiver is … Continue reading

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The City of Tacoma has now joined the paid leave party, started by San Francisco, Seattle and Portland.  On January 27, 2015, the Tacoma City Council passed an ordinance regulating paid leave requirements.  The law takes effect on February 1, 2016. Unlike Seattle and Portland, the new law does not differentiate between the businesses size.  All employers – no matter the size – are required to provide paid sick leave as detailed by the ordinance and the impending administrative rules. … Continue reading

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