Information on Initiative 1433: Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave

Initiative 1433, an initiative to the people on the November General Election ballot, is currently passing by a vote of 57.4% to 42.6%. The initiative increases the state minimum wage and mandates that employers provide paid sick leave to employees.

Employers should be aware of two items of particular importance: (1) the state minimum wage will increase to $11.00 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017; and (2) paid sick leave requirements will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.

Today the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries released the following information about I-1433. Please review this information as it will affect your business.

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