Paid sick leave is now required by state law.


Initiative 1433, which was approved by Washington voters in fall 2016, contains four primary changes to state law:

  • ƒ  Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to most employees beginning Jan. 1, 2018.
  • ƒ  Increases the minimum wage over the next several years.
  • ƒ  Ensures tips and service charges are given to the appropriate staff.
  • Protects employees from retaliation when exercising their rights under the Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards Act.

Learn more. Click here to download a PaidSickLeaveFactsheet