Approved by Washington voters in the fall 2016, Initiative 1433 contains four primary changes to Washington state law for employees:
Who the New Law Covers and Does Not Cover
The law does not apply to employees performing work in Washington who are excluded from the definition of “employee” in the Washington Minimum Wage Act, RCW 49.46.010(3), this includes true administrative employees, white-collar exempt employees, outside salespersons, and others. Thus, for most employers this law only applies to non-exempt employees and includes part-time, full-time, seasonal and temporary non-exempt employees.
New Paid Sick Leave Requirements
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, employers in Washington will be required to provide most of their employees with paid sick leave.
Employees in Washington may use paid sick leave:
The new law protects employees from retaliation for exercising their rights under the Minimum Wage Requirements and Labor Standards Act. This includes filing a complaint for wages owed, lawfully using paid sick leave or exercising protected rights.
This new law applies to workers who are
Source: Washington State Dept. of L&I
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