Tacoma City Council Approves Paid Sick Leave for Employees

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On January 27, 2015, the Tacoma City Council approved an ordinance that will require employers that operate within the Tacoma City limits to offer at least three days of paid sick leave to both union and non-union employees.  By the second year of employment, employees will be permitted to use up to five days of paid sick leave.  The leave may also be used in a manner similar to that already provided under the State’s Domestic Violence Leave law.  The ordinance will not take effect until February 1, 2016, after a period of rulemaking, to determine, among others things, whether this ordinance will apply to all employers of any size in Tacoma.  Please feel free to contact us to discuss how this ordinance may impact your business and whether you should amend you handbook to reflect the changed requirements. 

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