2016 City Paid Sick Leave Laws

Published on January 16, 2018

Identified as one of the biggest trends in labor law posting for 2016, paid sick leave laws are picking up steam east and west in the U.S. But will these laws spill into the center?

To date, 20 cities (including the District of Columbia) in 5 states have established their own paid sick leave laws – and more cities will follow suit later in 2016 and beyond.

As you’ll see in the 2016 City Paid Sick Leave Cheat Sheet, the rate at which workers accrue time off varies in cities with paid sick leave ordinances:

  • Lowest Rate: 1 hour earned for every 87 hours worked in the District of Columbia (companies with 24 or fewer employees)
  • Highest Rate: 1 hour earned for every 30 hours worked (in 15 of the 20 cities)

Spokane, Washington was the latest city to join the city paid sick leave movement. Their ordinance and posting take effect January 1, 2017.

The city paid sick leave laws add yet another layer of complexity to managing enterprise posting compliance. That’s why large employers rely on GovDocs to keep their locations in these cities up-to-date with required workplace notices.

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