- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 12, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Most employees in Spokane would get three or five paid sick days under a new ordinance approved by the City Council.

The Spokesman-Review reports (https://bit.ly/1Zqs5lo ) that on Monday the council approved a law that requires businesses with more than 10 employees to offer paid sick leave for five days. Employers have to provide workers one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours they work until they reach 24 hours.

Under the proposal construction workers, work-study positions and seasonal and temporary employees are exempt.

The ordinance will next go to Mayor David Condon, who said Monday he will veto the legislation. The council only needs five votes to override a veto. Six council members voted in favor of the ordinance on Monday.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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