Under Initiative 1433 (I-1433), passed by Washington voters in 2016, employers will be required to provide paid sick leave beginning on January 1, 2018.
Members, log in to access answers to the following FAQs regarding Washington state's new paid sick leave law.
Does the new paid sick leave law apply to all employers in Washington state?
- When does the new paid sick leave law take effect?
- How much paid sick leave do I need to provide my employees?
- When are my new employees entitled to utilize their paid sick leave?
- What is the rate of pay for paid sick leave?
- How may my employees use their paid sick leave?
- Do I need to notify my employees of their available paid sick leave?
- Can my employees carry over unused paid sick leave to the next year?
- If I terminate an employee or the employee voluntarily resigns, do I need to pay them for their unused paid sick leave?
- I provide my employees with Paid Time Off (PTO), am I still able to do this under the new law?
- Upon hiring a new employee I typically provide them with all of their paid sick leave right away, is this allowable under the new law?