GTH partner Valarie Zeeck explains Initiative 1433, Washington's new paid leave law

Gordon Thomas Honeywell LLP, December 2017

Washington’s new paid leave law is generating a lot of questions and commentary as employers prepare to implement the law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2018. Initiative 1433 will require all Washington employers to provide paid sick leave to all non-exempt employees, including full-time, part-time and temporary workers.  The law will require many employers to adopt or modify existing leave policies.  

In addition, employers will still be required to comply with local city laws, such as the Tacoma and Seattle paid leave ordinances, which impose additional requirements on employers in some instances.

Learn more about the new paid leave law that becomes effective January 1, 2018 in the article below.


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