Seattle Paid Sick Time and Paid Safe Time Ordinance
The Sick and Safe Time Ordinance will take effect on September 1, 2012, and final regulations are slated to be issued soon. Are you prepared? If you have employees who do work in Seattle, even occasionally, it means you must prepare to provide "Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time" — a special bank of accrued, job-protected, paid time off. The 50-page Seattle law is complex and contains many surprising details. The final regulations are expected to provide additional complexity.
We will cover:
- Who’s In, Who’s Out — To which employees should you give the new benefits? What does occasional mean?
- Can you use your existing paid leave program, if so, what will you need to change about your existing paid leave program?
- Why you might be better off creating a separate Seattle paid time bank.
- The PTO Trap — The penalty built into the law for larger employers who use a PTO program to comply.
- Tracking — The requirement that accrual be based on hours worked – not based on employee status – and what alternatives may be available.
- How to handle implementation, including notice requirements, tracking, record keeping, and training.
- Other important issues including reporting requirements, how to apply caps on leave, reinstatement issues, and dealing with job protection.
Seating is limited, please register early.
Registration & Breakfast: 7:30-8:00 am
Program: 8:00-9:45 am
Cost: $25 (includes continental breakfast and 2 hours of parking in the One Union Square Garage)
One Union Square
Boardroom (lower building lobby–Sixth Avenue Level)
600 University Street
Continuing Education: CLE and SPHR/PHR credit will be requested
Questions? Email Juleantonette Lopez or call (408) 795-3432