Follow us:

The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

January 28, 2015 at 6:01 AM

Tacoma businesses required to provide 3 sick days a year

The Associated Press

TACOMA, Wash. — The Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday night to require businesses to give employees at least three sick days a year.

KCPQ reports the ordinance was approved on an 8-1 vote. It takes effect in a year.

An employee can earn one hour of sick time for every 40 hours of work.

Some small business said the requirement would be too costly for them and they should have been allowed to decide what they could offer workers.

Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: minimum wage, Tacoma

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►