"Seattle's New Paid Sick and Safe Leave: How it Will Affect the Lodging and Food and Beverage Industries," Washington Lodging Association, Seattle Hotel Association, Hospitality Human Resources Association, and Washington Restaurant Association, Davis Wright Tremaine, Seattle
By Mary E. Drobka, Gillian Murphy, and Katharine Tylee Herz
This workshop was presented in conjunction with the Washington Lodging Association, Seattle Hotel Association, Hospitality Human Resources Association, and Washington Restaurant Association.
As of September 1, 2012, employees working in Seattle, even occasionally, are entitled to accrue and use paid sick and safe leave under Seattle's new ordinance. Even employers who currently provide sick leave or PTO are significantly impacted by this ordinance. Will your organization be ready to comply?
This half-day workshop helped attendees:
- Understand the detailed requirements of the new ordinance and final regulations
- Analyze how this mandated benefit impacts existing sick leave or PTO accruals, expands the type of absences for which employees may use their accruals, and impacts call-in and absence control policies
- Examine your options for complying with this ordinance for part-time, seasonal, per diem or similar employees who may have previously accrued no sick leave or PTO
- Identify industry-specific concerns and possible compliance solutions through facilitated breakout groups