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 was instrumental in formulating the policy for statewide paid sick leave, which was passed with Initiative 1433. Now, all workers are guaranteed one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, starting in 2018.


Research and Publications

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New Rights for Workers in Washington Printable Materials

Fact Sheet | June 10, 2018

These are flyers explaining new rights for workers in Washington that recently came into e

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Every Job a Path to Opportunity

Report | August 3, 2016

Washington state has gained jobs at a faster rate than most other states since the Great R

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Latest Blog Posts

Congress Is Making Parents Choose Between Time with Kids and Retirement

Economic Opportunity Institute | August 3, 2018

It’s great that Congress is once again paying attention to the need for time off work to c

It’s February 28. You can now get the flu and not miss a paycheck.

Marilyn Watkins | February 28, 2018

Washingtonians who’ve worked full time since January 1 have earned a full day of sick leav

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Why it Matters

Policy Success

Paid Sick Days