Work & Family Policy Database
An Act Relating to Establishing Minimum Standards for Sick and Safe Leave from Employment
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Job-Protected Leave, Domestic Violence
Bill: H.B. 2508/S.B. 6229
Sponsor: Dickerson (D)/Keiser (D)
Date Introduced: 01/16/2012
Referred to House Committee on Labor and Workforce Development: 01/16/2012
Referred to Senate Committee on Labor, Commerce and Consumer Protection: 01/16/2012
Public Hearing in House Committee: 01/25/2012
Public Hearings in Senate Committee: 01/24/2012, 01/26/2012
Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development: 01/30/2012
By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status: 04/04/2012
Guarantees workers a minimum amount of paid sick and safe leave to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill, needs medical care or is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
A worker in a business with between five and 49 employees shall accrue at least one hour of leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 40 hours per year. A worker in a business with between 50 and 249 employees shall accrue at least one hour of leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 56 hours per year. A worker in a business with 250 or more employees shall accrue at least one hour for every 30 hours worked, up to 72 hours per year.
“Family member” is defined as a child, parent, spouse or civil union partner, grandparent, grandchild, sibling or any other individual related by blood or affinity.
This bill was patterned on the paid sick days law that was passed in the city of Seattle in 2011.
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