Employers trying to implement Tacoma’s paid sick leave law can attend two information sessions in October.
The ordinance, which goes into effect Feb. 1, requires all businesses regardless of size to provide at least three days of paid sick time per year. If an employee doesn’t use all of that time in the first year, they can carry it over into year two, when they can use up to five days of paid time off.
The information sessions are:
▪ Thursday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Public Library Main Branch (Olympic Room), 1102 Tacoma Ave. S.
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▪ Tuesday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the STAR Center (Discover Room), 3873 S. 66th Street
These information sessions will be followed by a question-and-answer session if time permits, according to a news release.
The city also is offering special presentations to businesses or organizations that request them. Anyone wishing to schedule a special presentation can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-591-5306.
More information for employers and workers is available at cityoftacoma.org/paidleave or by emailing or calling the number above,