Washington Paid Sick Leave

Beginning in January 2018, Washington’s paid sick leave law will go into effect.  Under the new law, most employees will be entitled to accrue paid sick leave at the rate of 1 hour for every 40 hours worked, employees can use accrued paid sick leave after 90 days of employment, a maximum of 40 hours must be carried over from year to year, and sick leave can be used for an employee’s sickness or in connection with a family member’s illness.

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries is currently developing rules to implement and enforce the new law.  A summary can be found here:

http://www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/LeaveBenefits/VacaySick/PaidSickLeave.asp

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