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Paid Sick & Safe Time Info Session October 3, 10 a.m. – noon

As you’ve probably heard, employees in the City of Seattle recently began to accrue paid sick and paid safe time (PSST) under Seattle’s Paid Sick/Safe Time Ordinance. The purpose of this ordinance is  for use when an employee or family member needs to take time off from work due to illness or a critical safety issue. The ordinance applies to all employers with more than four full-time equivalent employees, which applies to many nonprofit arts and culture organizations. All employees are eligible for the new benefit, including full time, part-time and temporary workers.

Free workshop
A free information session is being held on Seattle’s Paid Sick/Safe Time Ordinance on Wednesday, October 3, 10 am – noon: Downtown Seattle Public Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Wright/Ketcham Meeting Room (Level 4). No reservations are necessary.

If this time does not work, you may schedule a presentation for your organization, by contacting Jacque Larrainzar at 206-684-4533.

Employees will be able to use their accrued PSST as paid time off:

  • To deal with their own illness, injury or health condition.
  • To take care of a family member (including domestic partners) with an illness, injury or medical appointment.
  • When their place of business has been closed by order of a public official for health reasons.
  • For reasons related to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

For more information about paid sick and safe time, visit, e-mail or call 206-684-4500.