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
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 SSB 6087

The bills would limit paid sick days and minimum wage ordinances

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A Fair Deal at Work

October 26, 2018

Your Salaried Status May Leave You Unprotected

Half a million workers stand to gain if WA updates an obscure administrative rule from the 1970s

A Fair Deal at Work

July 26, 2018

An Illustrated Guide to Paid Sick Days and Paid Family & Medical Leave

A Printable Cartoon for the Benefits that start in 2020

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