Starting January 1, 2018, employers in Washington will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave.
Initiative 1433, which was approved by Washington voters in fall 2016, contains 4 primary changes to state law:
- Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to most employees beginning January 1, 2018.
- Increases the minimum wage over the next several years.
- Ensuring tips and service charges are given to the appropriate staff and,
- Protects employees from retaliation when exercising their rights under the Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards Act.