In their bylined piece for Seattle Business Magazine titled "Paid Sick Leave Traps," Seattle partners Stephanie Alexander and Catharine Morisset examine Washington state's Paid Sick Leave Act, one year after taking effect. Stephanie and Catharine warn that, even a year later, there are still compliance traps. They dive into seven traps facing employers in the state, including the practice of accruing or frontloading sick leave and unauthorized paid sick leave. Stephanie and Catharine explain that leave laws continue to be complex, but they urge employers to have a written policy on paid sick leave.
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