- 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

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide