Paid Sick Days

All workers deserve time to take care of themselves and their loved ones without fear of losing wages or employment. EOI was instrumental in passing paid sick and safe leave in Seattle and Tacoma and in formulating the policy for statewide paid sick leave, which went into effect on January 1, 2018.

Most workers in Washington now have the right to earn at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours they work. This leave can be used for illnesses, injuries, or medical appointments of workers or their family as well as for legal or safety concerns related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

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A Fair Deal at Work
Paid Leave in Washington Fact Sheet

Know the difference between paid sick days and paid family and medical leave

A Fair Deal at Work
Time Is Money, Unless You’re Salaried

Washington’s Minimum Wage, Sick Leave, and Overtime Laws Haven’t Been Updated in 40 Years

Paid Sick Days
Testimony by Marilyn Watkins opposing SB 6578 and SB 6087

The bills would limit paid sick days and minimum wage ordinances

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Paid Family and Medical Leave

March 27, 2020

Financial Support in the Age of Coronavirus

Our support systems are stronger, but still don't cover many modern job situations

Paid Family and Medical Leave

March 6, 2020

Without Government Spending, Coronavirus May Cause Washington’s Economic Collapse

We’re facing potential economic disaster, with weeks or even months of disruption

A Fair Deal at Work

March 4, 2020

Coronavirus and Keeping Our Communities Healthy

If you or a loved one is sick, you have the right to paid time off

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