The News Tribune
House passes Tacoma lawmaker’s sick leave law

On a party-line 51-46 vote, the state House passed a bill Tuesday that would require most businesses in Washington to grant employees paid sick and safe leave.

House Bill 1356 would mandate that all but the smallest businesses in the state give their employees paid leave. Employers with more than four but fewer than 50 full-time employees would have to give workers 40 hours of paid sick leave each year. Employees working for businesses that employ 250 or more people would need to offer a minimum of 72 hours of paid leave a year.