June 28, 2016
Earlier in the year, the Spokane City Council passed Ordinance No. C-35300, which provides paid sick and safe leave to employees performing more than 240 hours of work in the city of Spokane in a calendar year. Spokane follows the cities of Seattle, Tacoma and SeaTac in implementing paid leave ordinances in Washington. The ordinance requires employers to provide employees with one hour of paid sick and safe leave for every 30 hours worked, excluding seasonal and domestic workers, independent contractors, work study students and those employed in construction work. Certain notices and postings are required. Employers must comply with the new law starting on Jan. 1, 2017.
Ordinance No. C-35300 »