Event Details

Paid Sick Leave, Including Provisions that Apply to Certain Construction Workers (ESSB 5111 Implementation)

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, November 7, 2023
1 p.m.


Department of Labor & Industries
Room S117
7273 Linderson Way SW
Tumwater, WA 98501-5414

Olympia-Tumwater, L&I Office Location

The hearing will start at 1:00 p.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on November 9, 2023.


The purpose of this rulemaking is to update Chapter 296-128 WAC to clarify and enforce new requirements pertaining to sick leave. Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5111 (ESSB 5111), from the 2023 legislative session, amended RCW 49.46.210 and 49.46.180 to require payment for accrued and unused sick leave for certain construction workers following separation. Additional updates address existing statutory requirements in RCW 49.46.180, as well as cleanup the paid sick leave rule.