The city will hold three meetings through summer to get feedback on the proposed rules and notice. Workers can start accruing and using sick leave on Feb. 1, 2016.
The basics of the City Council’s sick leave proposal won’t change.
Workers will be able to earn and use up to three days of paid sick leave in the first year. Any sick leave that is not used in year one can be carried over and used in year two, not to exceed five total days used.
The paid leave can be used for any number of reasons, including doctor’s visits, caring for sick children or filing legal paperwork in stalking. domestic violence or sexual assault cases.
Businesses of all sizes will have to prove they offer sick leave when renewing a city business license. Businesses that don’t follow the new law can be fined up $250.
The city wants to hold three meetings to give residents a chance to comment on the wording of the proposed rules and the notice to employees and employers.
All meetings will last one hour and begin at 5:30 p.m.:
April 22: Tacoma Public Library Main Branch (Olympic Room), 1102 Tacoma Ave. S.
May 14: Wilson High School Library, 1202 N. Orchard St.
June 10: STAR Center (Discovery Room), 3873 S. 66th St.
The city will also begin an education campaign for workers and their employers this fall.
For more questions or comments, contact the city at 253-591-5252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available at cityoftacoma.org/paidleave.