• Seattle's New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
  • October 25, 2012
  • Law Firm: Fisher Phillips LLP - Atlanta Office
  • On September 1, 2012, Seattle's paid sick and safe-leave ordinance went into effect. The ordinance will require nearly all private-sector employers to provide employees who work in Seattle with specified amounts of accrued paid sick and safe time (PSST). Sick leave is, of course, self explanatory. "Safe leave" refers to time off related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.