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Jul 28, 2010

WASHINGTON: Rules on leave for domestic violence finalized


The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has issued final rules implementing Washington’s law on leaves of absence and reasonable accommodation for victims of domestic violence. Under the new rules, employees have the right to take leave if they or a member of their family have been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Vigilant submitted written comments on L&I’s proposed rules, some of which were incorporated into the final rules. See our Model Policy, “Crime Victim Leave Policies for Oregon, Washington and California” (3912) for more information on this law and call your Vigilant staff representative with specific questions.

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