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Popularity of Washington state’s new paid family and sick leave law leads to processing backlog

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 settles claim that sick time rule violated NYC law

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

Airlines sue over new Washington state sick leave law

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.

Spokane’s sick leave ordinance up for review as voters pass statewide requirement

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 …

Campaign for paid sick leave gains momentum

The campaign to give workers paid time off when they’re sick is picking up momentum.

Washington voters get minimum wage initiative

I-1433 qualifies for the November ballot.

Spokane lawmaker’s bill wouldn’t let cities enact sick leave or wage laws

Proposal wouldn’t let cities enact new sick leave or minimum wage laws

Spokane City Council overrides veto, requires employers to provide paid sick leave

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 …

Spokane Mayor Condon vetoes new sick-leave mandate

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 …

Spokane City Council votes to require employers to provide sick leave

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 …

Workers in Spokane would get three days of sick leave under proposal to be taken up Monday

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 …

Spokane City Council suspends talks on sick leave policy

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.

Shawn Vestal: Paid sick leave won’t kill Spokane businesses

Would requiring paid sick leave for Spokane workers drive businesses to Idaho? Or is that just a herring that grows redder every year?

City Council creates panel to craft paid sick leave legislation

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, …

Wage, equal-pay, leave bills stalled in Washington Senate

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 …

Minimum wage hike, sick leave bills go to House

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 …

Paid sick leave policy leads to local thanks

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 …

Businesses are split on issue of paid sick time

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 …