Implementing Earned Sick Days Laws: Learning from Seattle’s Experience

clasp logoThe Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) took note of Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Days ordinance that passed in November 2011 and took effect September 2012.

CLASP researchers spoke with employees in the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (SOCR) to learn how they were handling implementation of the law in a way that balances business concerns and worker protection. From CLASP:

The city has launched a thoughtful and creative implementation and outreach strategy that has been attentive to business needs, spread the word about the law to diverse groups of Seattle workers and employers, and provided an unparalleled level of technical assistance to employers seeking to comply with the law.

Now, CLASP has released an issue brief that draws on the experience of SOCR staff that delineates best practices and provides a framework for other cities to move forward with implementation of paid sick days laws. Read the full brief here >>

About seattlehealthyworkforce

The Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce is a diverse coalition of businesses, faith-based, labor, family, and community groups. We’re working to ensure everyone has paid sick days, so we can all have safer food, healthier families and more productive workplaces.
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