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.