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Seattle revising its paid sick and safe time ordinance

The Office of Labor Standards has announced the beginning of a rule revision process for the city’s paid sick and safe time ordinance. This office plans to accept input this month prior to issuing final rules in May of this year.

A public stakeholder meeting is scheduled for March 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 1650, at 500 Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle. To register for the stakeholder meeting, click here. The ordinance requires employers operating in the city to provide all employees with paid leave to care for themselves or a family member with a physical or mental health condition, medical appointment or critical safety issue.

For more information on the PSST ordinance and recent amendments please visit http://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards. The city also will conduct a one-hour webinar to update businesses on its labor standards beginning at 11 a.m. on March 14. Register here by 5 p.m. the prior day.

For more information on the rules revision process, and to be placed on a stakeholder list, contact Karina Bull, Policy Manager, at karina.bull@seattle.gov.

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