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Washington State’s New Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law: What Employers Need to Know
October 26, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Presented by Bryan O’Connor, Managing Shareholder for Jackson Lewis, Seattle and Suzan Sturholm, President of ATHR
Who should attend?
Anyone who owns, manages or runs a business in the State of Washington.
Human Resource Professionals, Managers, Executives, and or Business Owners.
In November 2016, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433 which raised the state-wide minimum wage and introduced paid sick and safe leave across the state. The new paid leave law will be effective January 1, 2018. The Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has recently issued new administrative rules for the new paid leave law. With these new rules in place, this seminar will review what employers need to know to be in compliance and stay in compliance after January 1, 2018.
Topics that will be reviewed in this Seminar:
What do I need to know now in order to be ready when the law goes into effect on January 1, 2018?
What are the best practices and policies to put into place before year end?
What changes and clarifications appear in the new administrative rules?
What type of challenges should you be aware of and how they might affect your business.
What to consider when drafting your company policy.
When and how to effectively communicate the law’s requirements and your company policy to your managers and employees.
How do you manage the new state law if your company is already subject to municipalities (e.g., Seattle and Tacoma) with existing and possibly conflicting paid sick and safe leave laws?