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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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Update on Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance

The Seattle Office for Civil Rights recently released its proposed rules for Seattle’s $15 per hour minimum wage ordinance.  These administrative rules attempt to clarify initial issues raised with the ordinance, such as when employees must be paid the City’s minimum wage when working in Seattle on an “occasional basis,” which employees are exempt from the City’s minimum wage, and when “service charges” for hospitality employees are considered part of the employee’s wage. The City Office for Civil Rights is … Continue reading

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Employers in Washington and Oregon Should be Aware of Paid Sick / Safe Time Requirements in Seattle and Portland

Two years ago the City of Seattle passed a new ordinance regulating paid sick and safe leave to employees.  Portland has recently followed suit.  As a result, if Employers have employees who perform work in Seattle or Portland – even on an occasional basis – they may be required to pay sick or safe time in accordance with those city ordinances. Seattle Paid Sick / Safe Time Under Seattle’s regulations, employers are required to provide paid sick/safe time (“PSST”) if … Continue reading

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