Stories tagged: sick leave
Sun., Feb. 9, 2020
Washington state’s new paid family and medical leave law went live in January, and more than 20,000 residents have already applied for the program.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
Starbucks violated New York City’s paid sick leave law by making ailing workers find substitutes or face possible discipline or even firing, officials said Thursday in announcing a settlement with …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018
A coalition of airlines including Alaska, JetBlue, United and Southwest is suing Washington state over its new sick leave law, saying the measure will increase costs and delays for travelers.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016
The Spokane City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on revisions to the sick leave requirements they passed in January. Local businesses have started expressing concern about meeting the city’s …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
The campaign to give workers paid time off when they’re sick is picking up momentum.
Fri., July 22, 2016
I-1433 qualifies for the November ballot.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016
Proposal wouldn’t let cities enact new sick leave or minimum wage laws
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016
Employers in Spokane will be required to provide their workers with paid sick leave. As expected, the Spokane City Council on Monday overrode Mayor David Condon’s veto of the sick …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016
The veto was expected from Condon, who has opposed the policy since it was first being discussed last year and promised to veto it due to questions of how much …
Mon., Jan. 11, 2016
Most workers in Spokane will get three or five paid sick days under legislation approved by the Spokane City Council Monday night. “It is an accepted value,” said Spokane Council …
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016
The vast majority of workers in Spokane would get paid sick leave under a proposal the Spokane City Council will consider on Monday. The rule, which would require most employers …
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015
The Spokane City Council will set aside discussions about a proposed paid sick leave policy to focus on next year’s city budget, according to a news release.
Fri., May 15, 2015
Would requiring paid sick leave for Spokane workers drive businesses to Idaho? Or is that just a herring that grows redder every year?
Fri., April 24, 2015
Requiring employers in Spokane to provide workers paid sick leave took another step forward this week. The Spokane City Council on Monday approved the formation of a committee comprising health, …
Wed., April 1, 2015
OLYMPIA – Proposals for a $12 minimum wage, mandatory sick leave and a new equal-pay law could be dead in the Washington Legislature. Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Chairman Mike …
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015
OLYMPIA – Proposals to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour over four years and require sick leave for most workers passed a key committee Thursday on partisan …
Wed., Feb. 18, 2015
Next time you get a burger at the Lantern Tap House in Spokane’s Perry District, rest assured it didn’t come with a cough. The restaurant has enacted a paid sick …
Sun., April 7, 2013
Two months after a severe flu season forced millions of workers to stay home, paid sick time is becoming an issue for many small-business owners. City councils in Portland and …