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WAC 357-31-327

When must an employer grant leave without pay?

An employer must grant leave without pay under the following conditions:
(1) When an employee who is a volunteer firefighter is called to duty to respond to a fire, natural disaster, or medical emergency;
(2) If the employee or the employee's family member, as defined in chapter 357-01 WAC, is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking as defined in RCW 49.76.020. An employer may require the request for leave under this section be supported by verification in accordance with WAC 357-31-730; or
(3) In accordance with WAC 357-31-373, for an employee to be with a spouse or registered domestic partner who is a member of the armed forces of the United States, National Guard, or reserves after the military spouse or registered domestic partner has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty, before deployment, or when the military spouse or registered domestic partner is on leave from deployment.
(4) When an employee requests a day off for a reason of faith or conscience or an organized activity conducted under the auspices of a religious denomination, church, or religious organization in accordance with WAC 357-31-052.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. WSR 14-24-024, § 357-31-327, filed 11/21/14, effective 12/22/14; WSR 09-17-057 and 09-18-112, § 357-31-327, filed 8/13/09 and 9/2/09, effective 12/3/09; WSR 09-03-014, § 357-31-327, filed 1/9/09, effective 2/13/09; WSR 08-15-043, § 357-31-327, filed 7/11/08, effective 10/1/08; WSR 07-17-129, § 357-31-327, filed 8/20/07, effective 9/20/07.]
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