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Tacoma City Council Amends Paid Leave Policy

TACOMA – The Tacoma City Council voted unanimously on Sept. 29 to amend the city’s paid sick and safe leave policy, creating a duplicate policy for businesses to comply with.

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Washington State Minimum Wage (Initiative 1433)

Resources, FAQ, and Help I-1433 increased the minimum wage statewide to $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017 (with the exception of Seattle which went up to $15). It also

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Paid sick leave requirements

Starting January 1, 2018, employers in Washington will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave. Accrual Paid sick leave shall accrue at a minimum rate of one

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I-1433 FAQ

Q: When does the initiative go into effect? A: The first minimum wage increase, to $11/hr goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017. Employers have between now and Jan. 1 to

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Sunset Clause Added to Spokane Leave Policy

Spokane City Council added a sunset clause to the city sick leave policy on Nov. 14. The city policy will start Jan. 1, 2017 and end on Dec. 31. 2017. The

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I-1433 Background

Association efforts: The Washington Hospitality Association was the lone voice for moderation on minimum wage for the majority of 2016. On the first day of the 2016 Legislative Session, a

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I-1433 media

Recent media on Minimum wage: Washington minimum wage increases to $11 an hour today – Q13 FOX–Jan 1, 2017 Washington minimum wage to increase to $11 on New Year’s Day – KING5.com–Dec 29, 2016

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Spokane Paid Leave Guide

Spokane’s new Paid Leave Ordinance, adopted by the Spokane City Council in January 2016, will take effect January 1, 2017. This guide is intended to help businesses navigate this new

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Hot Off the Grill: Election Edition

The 2015 election cycle turned out to be very busy for the Washington Restaurant and Washington Lodging Associations. The hospitality industry (WRA & WLA) played a part in many races

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Paid Leave: Complete Sample Policy

Now that we’ve fully covered every aspect of the ordinance, we thought we’d collect all the pieces in one post to provide you with a complete example of a viable

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Paid Leave: Additional Options

In Edition 3 through Edition 7, we’re providing the pieces you need to construct your own paid leave policy using examples and explanations.  This edition explains some optional rules that you may

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Paid Leave: Unused Leave

In Edition 3 through Edition 7, we’re providing the pieces you need to construct your own paid leave policy using examples and explanations.  This edition provides a sample policy for dealing

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Paid Leave: Requesting Paid Leave

In Edition 3 through Edition 7, we’re providing the pieces you need to construct your own paid leave policy using examples and explanations.  This edition provides sample policies regarding employee requests to

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Paid Leave: Use of Paid Leave

In Edition 3 through Edition 7, we’re providing the pieces you need to construct your own paid leave policy using examples and explanations.  This edition provides a sample policy of how employees

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Paid Leave: Premium Pay Programs

Creating a Premium Pay Program is one option you have for implementing Tacoma’s Paid Leave Ordinance.  This option will likely be attractive to business owners for being less of an administrative