Phinney Estate Law endorsed the Coalition’s proposal with this blog post, excerpted below:
Phinney Estate Law is joining other Seattle small businesses in endorsing a proposal by the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce to pass a city ordinance to require employer to provide paid sick leave to all employees.
Only 60% of employees in Seattle currently have any paid sick leave. The remainder must choose between going to work sick or loosing income or even their job. Caretakers for the elderly are often among those who have no paid sick days, putting their patients at risk…
At Phinney Estate Law we have seen the bind that adult children can find themselves in when a parent has a health crisis and they have no leave to respond. We appreciate that the proposal recognizes the increasing need as the working population ages of workers to take care of spouses and elders in crisis.
Phinney Estate Law and other business owners supportive of the proposal understand that healthy workers help to create and sustain a healthy work environment, healthy kids in schools and a healthy community.