Assessing Seattle's Paid Leave Law

Law360, New York (September 11, 2012, 1:13 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 1, the Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time ("PSST") ordinance took effect for employers with more than four full-time equivalent employees. The ordinance not only affects employers whose employees physically work within the city limits, but it also applies to employees from places other than the city if they perform occasional work in Seattle.

The PSST ordinance, enacted in 2011, may be difficult for employers to implement. Here is an overview of some of the key provisions.

Background And Coverage

The ordinance divides employers...
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