Sick Leave http://kplu.org en Washington Senate approves limiting sick leave http://kplu.org/post/washington-senate-approves-limiting-sick-leave <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/03/031113AKoly_Frockt.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Senate moved Monday to limit the reach of Seattle’s pioneering paid sick leave law. In 2011, the city council voted to require all companies that do business in Seattle to offer paid sick leave. But in Olympia, the state Senate approved a measure to limit the benefit only to those companies and workers based almost all the time within the city limits.<p>State Sen. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:23:00 +0000 7953 at http://kplu.org State senate targets Seattle's sick leave policy with two new bills http://kplu.org/post/state-senate-targets-seattles-sick-leave-policy-two-new-bills <p>Seattle's sick leave law is being targeted in by two new bills introduced in the Senate.</p><p>The city's law requires businesses with at least five employees operating in Seattle to provide paid sick leave to workers. It took effect in September.</p><p>Two bills introduced Tuesday by Senate Republicans would directly impact that law. One would take Seattle's law off the books completely by declaring that the Legislature has the sole responsibility for sick-leave requirements.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:27:59 +0000 The Associated Press 7789 at http://kplu.org Update: Seattle council says paid sick leave is right direction http://kplu.org/post/update-seattle-council-says-paid-sick-leave-right-direction <p>The Seattle City Council voted 8-1 this afternoon to approve the Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, making the vote official after council members announced last week that they finally had the votes to pass it.</p><p>The lone dissenter in the vote was Council President Richard Conlin.</p><p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 00:40:30 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2599 at http://kplu.org Update: Seattle council says paid sick leave is right direction Seattle to battle over sick leave http://kplu.org/post/seattle-battle-over-sick-leave <p>In what is likely to be a contentious summer debate, the Seattle City Council will receive a proposal this week to mandate all Seattle workers be allowed between five and nine paid sick days a year.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 01:35:44 +0000 Vanessa Romo 1925 at http://kplu.org Seattle to battle over sick leave