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Tag: Tom Geiger


Bill would guarantee paid sick leave for most employees in the state

Legislation requiring most state employers to provide paid sick leave will get a public hearing tomorrow.

House Bill 1313 would make Washington the second state in the nation to guarantee paid sick days for all workers. Currently, only Connecticut has such a law.

Of course, given the business climate in the state, the resistance it would face in the House, and the GOP-backed coalition caucus in the Senate, it’s a long shot.

However, it is noteworthy that the business climate was equally rocky in 2011 when the Seattle City Council passed a similar law. The

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