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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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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