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Aug 14, 2012

Sick in Seattle: Information on Seattle Sick and Safe Leave

Q&ALeave Laws 

Q: I thought Seattle was going to require paid sick leave soon, but I haven’t heard much about it.  How do I find out what I need to do…and when?

A: Seattle is currently conducting an “information campaign” for the Sick and Safe Leave requirement that takes effect September 1st. The Seattle Office for Civil Rights has the ordinance, implementing rules, and FAQs on its website:  http://www.seattle.gov/civilrights/sickleave.htm.  Unfortunately, the ordinance and rules are complicated, especially for businesses outside of Seattle (with employees that occasionally work in Seattle). To help, Vigilant will be contacting its impacted members to answer questions, review policies, and help adjust accrual practices.

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