The demands of the workplace and of families need to be balanced to promote public health, family stability, and economic security. It is in the public interest to provide reasonable paid sick leave for employees to care for the health of themselves and their families. Such paid sick leave shall be provided at the greater of the newly increased minimum wage or the employee's regular and normal wage.
[2017 c 2 § 4 (Initiative Measure No. 1433, approved November 8, 2016).]
Intent—Effective date—2017 c 2 (Initiative Measure No. 1433):
See notes following RCW 49.46.005