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Learn about Initiative 1433

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On November 8, 2016, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433. The initiative raised the minimum wage beginning January 1, 2017. It also requires all employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees starting January 1, 2018.

L&I must adopt and implement rules to carry out and enforce the initiative. As stated in the initiative, these rules must include, but are not limited to, “…procedures for providing notification to employees and reporting regarding sick leave, and protecting employees from retaliation…”

The formal rulemaking process outlined in the Administrative Procedure Act requires L&I to provide the public with an opportunity to submit comments on draft rules prior to finalization. In addition to traditional ways of sending comments, this site is another way for the public to comment on the proposed rules.

Visit this web page for more about Initiative 1433 .


On November 8, 2016, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433. The initiative raised the minimum wage beginning January 1, 2017. It also requires all employers to provide paid sick leave to their employees starting January 1, 2018.

L&I must adopt and implement rules to carry out and enforce the initiative. As stated in the initiative, these rules must include, but are not limited to, “…procedures for providing notification to employees and reporting regarding sick leave, and protecting employees from retaliation…”

The formal rulemaking process outlined in the Administrative Procedure Act requires L&I to provide the public with an opportunity to submit comments on draft rules prior to finalization. In addition to traditional ways of sending comments, this site is another way for the public to comment on the proposed rules.

Visit this web page for more about Initiative 1433 .