This week on “The Impact”:
“Employees will be able to use leave take care of themselves when they’re sick or they’ll be able to take care of a sick family member,” said Elizabeth Smith, Washington Department of Labor and Industries
The start of a new year will bring a new paid leave mandate for employers statewide. Are businesses ready?
“There are a lot of businesses that paid leave is not something that they offer and it’s something that is going to be very new to them,” said Smith.
A new state rule would make the Puget Sound a no discharge zone.
“It would prohibit the discharge of any sewage within Puget Sound,” said Heather Bartlett, Water Quality Program Manager, Washington State Dept. of Ecology.
The Washington State Department of Health weighs rules for changing sex designation on birth certificates. Find out what’s being proposed.