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Office of Labor Standards: The right prescription for Seattle paid sick days

When Seattle’s City Council adopted the Paid Sick and Safe Leave ordinance in 2011, it was embarking on new territory. For the first time, the City established a labor standard covering most employers operating within city limits. That precedent and the

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City of Seattle launches new efforts to close the gender wage gap and champion equal pay

On Wednesday, Seattle’s mayor and City Council committed to bringing Seattle closer to gender equity. Mayor Ed Murray and Councilmember Jean Godden announced practical first steps, based on recommendations of the Gender Equity in Pay Task Force. In a joint

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Marilyn Watkins Appointed to City of Seattle’s Gender Equity in Pay Task Force

Marilyn Watkins, EOI policy director, has been appointed as a member to Seattle’s Gender Equity in Pay Task Force. The task force is in response to recent findings by the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF) that Seattle has

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City of Seattle leaders to hear first report on paid sick days ordinance

The results are clear: Absent laws requiring employers to provide sick leave, it is one of the least likely benefits to be offered in the private sector – and part-time workers are rarely covered.

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