Flu season is fast approaching, and this winter, Tacoma employers will join Seattle employers in being required to provide paid sick leave. On February 1, 2016, Tacoma’s new paid sick leave ordinance goes into effect.  As we have blogged about before, Tacoma is just the latest of a number of state and local jurisdictions around the country to enact a paid employee sick leave law over the last few years.

You can read the full text of the ordinance here.  Employers with employees in both Seattle and Tacoma should be aware of the nuances of both cities’ paid leave ordinances, as compared below:

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Employers with employees in Tacoma should begin reviewing their policies to prepare for compliance.