Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave
Washington workers will be able to use Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits starting in 2020. These benefits will generally allow up to 12 weeks of paid leave per year to care for yourself or your family. This is a statewide insurance program, so workers and employers will contribute premiums together through payroll withholding.
Employee Paid Sick Leave Notification
You are entitled to accrue paid sick leave beginning January 1, 2018 [or for employees hired after January 1, 2018, your date of start of employment]. This leave will accrue at one (1) hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours you work.
You may use this accrued paid sick leave for the following reasons (as outlined at RCW 49.46.210(1)(b) and (c)):
- To care for yourself or a family member;
- When you or a family member is the victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, or stalking; and
- In the event our business or your child’s school or place of care is closed by order of a public official for any health-related reason.
- Yakima School District’s accrual year is September 1st to August 31st.
Accrued, unused paid sick leave balances of 40 hours or less will be carried over to the following year.
Accrued, unused paid sick leave over 40 hours will be forfeited.
You are entitled to use accrued paid sick leave beginning 90 calendar days after the start of your employment.
Retaliation against you by Yakima School District for using paid sick leave for authorized purposes, or for the exercise of any rights under the Minimum Wage Act (chapter 49.46 RCW), is prohibited.