Paid Sick Days

We all get sick. But not everyone can stay home when they are contagious. In cities and states without paid sick days standards, 2 of every 5 workers don’t earn a single day of paid sick leave, including many on the front lines of public health and food safety – in restaurants, retail stores, and even health care. EOI was instrumental in formulating the policy for statewide paid sick leave, which was passed with Initiative 1433. Now, all workers are guaranteed one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, starting in 2018.


Research and Publications

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Why Washington Needs Paid Sick Leave

Fact Sheet | January 13, 2016

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Local Results of Paid Sick Days Laws

Fact Sheet | January 13, 2016

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Why it Matters

Policy Success

Paid Sick Days