City Hall

Tuesday Jolt: Paid Sick Leave (Mostly) a Success

A new audit for the city concludes that most employers are offering paid sick leave, but not always as much as is required under the law passed in 2012.

04/22/2014 By Afternoon Jolt

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Both Mayoral Candidates

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring McGinn's coal money?; paid sick leave; districts; and more

09/11/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Provisions of this Chapter Shall Not Apply

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring exemptions, no-shows, and wish lists.

09/06/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Linked and Seconded

Caffeinated News & Gossip.

07/09/2013 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Uniform Response

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring collapsing bridges, snarky pitches, paid sick leave, getting hosed, and more.

05/24/2013 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Bleu Bistro Charging 1.9 Percent Sick Leave Surcharge

Bleu Bistro on Capitol Hill has started charging customers a 1.9 percent surcharge, ostensibly to offset the cost of Seattle's paid sick leave law.

04/15/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: The Unwelcome Mat

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring testimony, endorsements, and proposals.

02/21/2013 By Morning Fizz

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things we noticed in Bellevue and Olympia.

02/13/2013 By Erica C. Barnett

One Question

One Question About Tim Burgess

How critical was Burgess' role on the 8-1 paid sick leave vote?

12/13/2012 By Dameon Matule

On Other Blogs

Food Safety News: Denver Voters Reject Paid Sick Leave

Food Safety News reports that voters in Denver, CO have rejected a paid-sick leave measure aimed at giving food and child-care industry workers, in particular, access to paid sick leave.

11/04/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

PA Woman Loses Job After Taking Sick Leave

ThinkProgress: Philadelphia woman loses her job after that city's mayor vetoes a law requiring employers in the city to provide paid sick leave.

09/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Monday Jolt: Richard Conlin

Monday Jolt: Today's winner and/or loser.

09/12/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

City Hall

Council Passes Sick Leave Law 8-1

By a nearly unanimous vote, the city council passes a paid sick leave ordinance that largely preserves the details of Nick Licata's original proposal.

09/12/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Council Prepares to Pass Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Largely Intact

The city council prepares to pass an ordinance requiring paid sick leave that preserves most elements of the "compromise" proposal adopted in committee last month.

09/08/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Poll: Public Supports Paid Sick Leave

A new poll finds that a majority of Seattle voters support mandatory paid sick leave.

09/07/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

They Didn't Actually Resolve the Most Contentious Issues

Wednesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Fred Jarrett, Claudia Balducci, Jean Godden, Brad Smith and more.

09/07/2011 By Morning Fizz


Extra Campaign Fizz: Meacham Releases Questionnaires

Brad Meacham, running against city council incumbent Bruce Harrell, releases his Seattle Chamber questionnaire and renews call for Harrell to do the same. Meacham has accused Harrell of being soft on the issue of mandatory paid sick leave.

08/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett