Our Proposal

Washington’s House of Representatives passed H.B. 1356, establishing statewide sick and safe leave, in March 2015, but the companion bill, SB 5306, stalled in the Senate. Both are eligible to be considered again during the 60-day legislative session starting January 11, 2016.

If passed, the Paid Sick Days bill would enable most people working in Washington to earn paid sick leave to use for their own health concerns, the health needs of family members, or to deal with the consequences of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.