Paid Sick Days

We all get sick. But not everyone can stay home when they are contagious. In cities and states without paid sick days standards, 2 of every 5 workers don’t earn a single day of paid sick leave, including many on the front lines of public health and food safety – in restaurants, retail stores, and even health care. EOI is working to pass minimum paid sick days standards so no one has to choose between their job and their health.

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Research and Publications

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Testimony by Marilyn Watkins on HB 1356 (paid sick/safe leave), HB 1355 ($12/hr minimum wage), HB 1354 (employee anti-retaliation)

Testimony | February 19, 2015

Testimony of Marilyn Watkins before the Washington State House Commerce & Labor Commit

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Marilyn Watkins: Testimony on House Bill 1356, Paid Sick and Safe Leave

Testimony | January 28, 2015

Testimony on HB 1356, Establishing minimum standards for sick and safe leave from employme

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Latest Blog Posts

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Minimum wage, paid sick days bills pass Washington State House!

Economic Opportunity Institute | March 3, 2015

Two key measures to boost Washington’s economy and protect the economic security of millio

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Paid sick and safe leave legislative update: February 25, 2015

Marilyn Watkins | February 25, 2015

Everyone occasionally needs to take a few days off – to recover from the flu, tend to a si

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Why it Matters