Monthly Archives: December 2005

Washington State Jobs Update 2005

An Inclusive Economy

Report | Marilyn Watkins | December 30, 2005

Washington state ended 2005 with 81,000 more jobs than in December 2000, before the onset of recession. With population growth of more than 6% since 2000, Washington would need over twice as many new jobs to have the same level of employment as in 2000. The decline in manufacturing jobs that began in 1998 tur

The Case for a Family and Medical Leave Act in Washington State

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | Marilyn Watkins | December 1, 2005

The Problem: The U.S. Department of Labor is considering changing the rules for the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), including revising the definition of “serious medical condition,” potentially from a standard of 3 days of incapacity and medical treatment to 10 days, and eliminating the ability to take i

Paid Sick Leave Standards for Washington

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Fact Sheet | December 1, 2005

This fact sheet contains information on the benefits and statistics facing the paid sick day policy debate.                        

Oregon Family Leave Act

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave Paid Sick Days

Fact Sheet | December 1, 2005

Overview: The Oregon Family Leave Act (OFL) requires employers of 25 or more employees to provide workers with job-protected leave to care for themselves or a family member in cases of illness, injury, childbirth, or adoption. Eligibility : Workers in companies with 25 or more employees who have been employed

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