Seattle, WA: New Changes to Paid Sick and Safe Ordinance


All Employers with Seattle, WA Employees


January 14, 2018


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Washington’s statewide paid sick leave law went into effect on January 1, 2018, requiring employers to create a paid sick leave policy that offers the correct level of benefits depending on various localities’ own regional paid sick and safe time laws. In late December, Seattle amended its own Paid Sick and Safe Ordinance to more closely align with the statewide law. Although Seattle has required employers to provide paid sick and safe time (“PSST”) in some manner since 2012, the newest amendments were recently implemented as of January 14, 2018. Key changes are summarized below.