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January 29, 2014 at 2:58 PM

Statewide paid sick leave required under bill passed by House

House Democrats passed a bill Wednesday that would require all employers with more than four full-time workers to provide paid sick leave. House Bill 1313, which now goes to the Senate, would require companies to provide sick leave on a tiered scale. The more people a business employs, the more sick leave it would…


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March 11, 2013 at 7:35 PM

State Senate passes bill limiting Seattle sick leave law

OLYMPIA — The state Senate today approved 29-20 a bill to limit a recently implemented Seattle sick leave law. Democratic Sens. Tracey Eide of Federal Way, Jim Hargrove of Hoquiam, Brian Hatfield of Raymond, and Steve Hobbs of Lake Stevens, joined the Republican-dominated Majority Coalition Caucus to support the measure. The bill will now go to the…


Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State Legislature | Topics: paid sick leave, Sen. Brian Hatfield, sen. ed murray

February 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Senate Republicans seek to repeal Seattle’s new sick leave law

OLYMPIA — State Senate Republicans, who have already proposed repealing the state’s never-implemented family-leave requirement, are now targeting Seattle’s sick-leave law. The law, which took effect in September, requires businesses with at least five employees operating in Seattle to provide paid sick leave to workers. Seattle is one of three major cities in the United States to have the…


Comments | More in State Legislature | Topics: John Braun, Karen Keiser, Nick Licata