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Published on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Rulemaking continues on new I-1433 paid sick leave requirement – public comment deadline 9/1

Voters passed Initiative 1433 in 2016 raising the state’s minimum wage and requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees effective January 2018. The initiative provides that an employee shall accrue at least one hour of paid sick leave for every forty hours worked as an employee.

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has been working to draft rules implementing the new law. On July 6, the agency released the latest version of the draft rules for comment. The deadline for comment on the latest draft is September 1. You can submit comments via L&I’s Initiative 1433 engagement webpage which also includes links to proposed rules, stakeholder responses, and other ways to stay involved with the law’s implementation. AWC will be submitting comments expressing some concerns that we have heard from various cities. If your city has specific concerns, please feel free to share them with us.

Additionally, L&I has released a draft of proposed enforcement rules for the new sick leave regulations. L&I is accepting comments on this draft until September 8. They will then submit another draft of the enforcement rules in early October for further review and comment. The draft rules will be available on the same Initiative 1433 engagement webpage.

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