Learn about Paid Sick Leave

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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.

I-1433 required the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) to adopt and implement rules to carry out and enforce the initiative. The rules addressing employer requirements/employee rights were finalized on October 17, 2017, and the rules addressing enforcement were finalized on December 19, 2017.

In addition to rulemaking, L&I also committed to developing administrative policies, which will provide additional interpretive guidance. As they are developed, draft versions of administrative policies will be posted to this page for review and comment by stakeholders.

L&I needs your help on the following draft administrative policies:

WA-Based Employees Draft Administrative Policy

Previous Stakeholder Engagement:

Tips/Service Charges Draft Administrative Policy (September 2018)

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.

I-1433 required the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) to adopt and implement rules to carry out and enforce the initiative. The rules addressing employer requirements/employee rights were finalized on October 17, 2017, and the rules addressing enforcement were finalized on December 19, 2017.

In addition to rulemaking, L&I also committed to developing administrative policies, which will provide additional interpretive guidance. As they are developed, draft versions of administrative policies will be posted to this page for review and comment by stakeholders.

L&I needs your help on the following draft administrative policies:

WA-Based Employees Draft Administrative Policy

Previous Stakeholder Engagement:

Tips/Service Charges Draft Administrative Policy (September 2018)