Category Archives: Policy and research

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

The 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) … Continue reading

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Know Your Rights: Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

Most people who work in Seattle have the right to earn paid sick days. Seattle’s City Council adopted paid sick days at the urging of the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce to promote the health of Seattle’s workers, children, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Nick Licata speaks about national momentum for Paid Sick Days laws

Friday (10/21/11) at 6:30 AM PST, the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families are hosting a discussion on the growing momentum for paid sick days laws. Paid, job-protected sick days provide a critical workplace … Continue reading

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Lack of paid sick leave shortchanges rural workers

Via WPW: From the Carsey Institute: Rural workers have less access to sick leave, forcing them to choose between caring for themselves or family members, and losing pay or perhaps even their jobs when faced with an illness, according to … Continue reading

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Local economists back proposed paid sick days ordinance for Seattle

City Councilmember Licata released the following statement today on a letter received from the state’s leading economists on the merits of paid sick leave legislation: “Our state’s prominent economists today sent a letter to the City Council supporting the proposed … Continue reading

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More momentum for paid sick days – two more small businesses endorse

With the addition of Wallingford Pediatrics and Phinney Estate Law, the Seattle Coalition for Healthy Workforce now includes 30 businesses supportive of our paid sick days proposal. Phinney Estate Law endorsed the Coalition’s proposal with this blog post, excerpted below: … Continue reading

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Paid sick days: Jobs in San Francisco

Via Washington Policy Watch: From the report Evaluating Paid Sick Leave Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |10 In February 2007, San Francisco implemented the nation’s first paid … Continue reading

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