08.15 2012

New Ordinance: Seattle Paid Sick leave

Learn about City of Seattle's new ordinance for sick and safe time.As of September 1, 2012, the City of Seattle will require employers to offer paid sick and safe time to their employees. Here’s what you need to know:

  • All businesses with 5+ employees are required to track employee hours worked, and sick and safe time accrued and used.
  • Sick and safe time includes leave for mental or physical illness, the need to care for a family member, and other reasons (more details here).
  • Required accrual rates are based on the number of employees per business.  See requirements here.

Visit the City of Seattle website for more information.