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Paid Sick Leave: Washington

Paid Sick Leave requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Michelle Barrett Falconer and Susie Wine, Littler


  • Washington employers must provide eligible employees with paid sick and safe leave under Initiative 1433. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • An employer must allow eligible employees to use sick leave or other paid time off benefits to care for covered family members with a qualifying health condition. See Kin Care Leave.
  • Ensure that practices and policies comply with applicable paid sick leave requirements. See Key Compliance Steps.
  • Localities including SeaTac, Seattle and Tacoma have requirements pertaining to paid sick leave. See Local Requirements.