Stories tagged: family leave
UPDATED: Mon., July 3, 2017, 9:51 p.m.
Paid family and medical leave fast tracked through Legislature
Historic paid family and medical leave bill moved quickly through the Legislature with much emotion, much less fanfare.
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Business groups drop challenge to Washington’s new minimum wage, family leave law
Business groups say they won’t appeal a court ruling that threw out their challenge to the state’s new minimum wage law.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Washington tries to fix paid leave law dormant since 2007
A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 6:15 p.m.
New poll shows strong support for paid family leave programs
Time off from work to care for a child or relative is codified in federal law. Now, an overwhelming majority of Americans 40 and older want that time away from …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 5:08 p.m.
Spokane’s family leave law would be ‘grandfathered’ under changes to Baumgartner bill
State wouldn’t erase recent Spokane ordinance requiring family leave for many businesses under a change to a bill approved Wednesday.
Thu., Jan. 24, 2013, 3:16 p.m.
Washington’s paid family leave law at crossroads
Six years ago, Washington state lawmakers approved a program giving parents five weeks paid time off to be with a new child. But the question of how to pay for …
Thu., Jan. 24, 2008
Exemption could save homeowners money
OLYMPIA – Washington’s 2008 legislative session began with a small band of property tax protesters battling cold winds and rain on the Capitol’s granite steps. But after last fall’s one-day …