SICK LEAVE, POT LAWS LEAVE EMPLOYERS FEELING QUEASY

Date: May 6th, 2013
Categories: Employment Law

Has the city of Seattle gone too far with its current safe/sick time law? If you own a business anywhere outside of Seattle, but have employees who spend a fair amount of time within the city, you probably think the answer is yes.

Seattle requires businesses located inside and outside the city to comply with the city’s sick/safe time ordinance, when such businesses have employees that work regularly, or at least 240 hours per year, in the city. This requirement, found in Seattle Municipal Code Section 14.16, is highly controversial among cities not named Seattle, employers located outside Seattle, and Washington’s House and Senate Republicans.

To read the entire article recently published in the Daily Journal of Commerce, click here.