Washington State Requires Paid Sick and Safe Leave for Employees

Effective January 1, 2018, in accordance with WAC 296-128-620, all Washington state businesses will be required to provide paid sick and safe leave time to all eligible employees. Labor and Industries very recently released the guidelines for how this leave should be tracked and communicated to your employees.

Non-exempt/hourly employees will be eligible to accrue 1 hour of sick time for every 40 hours of worked time at their normal hourly compensation with no annual cap.

As this new law has many implications to your company’s existing time off policies, collective bargaining agreements, payroll system, time off request process and notification process to employees, we’d like to let you know your HR consultants at JB Consulting Systems are here to help.

Failure to review and make changes to your current processes could lead to significant fines from the State of Washington. Don’t wait or set this aside.

JB Consulting Systems is offering a variety of service packages related to the NEW WA State Sick & Safe Leave Law to help you prepare. Contact us for the following:

Option 1: Purchase Fillable Form Policy – $150 paid via weblink

After your purchase,  you will receive an email with a link to your download

*Note: complies with Basic WA state Sick and Safe Leave, but may not comply with individual city leave laws


  • Basic form fill policy for companies w/49 and fewer employees
  • Form to request time off

Option 2: Custom policy


  • Review current policy and advise on best option for your company
  • Policy with logo and company name
  • Form to request time off
  • Minimum 2 hour retainer

 If you currently have a PTO, Vacation or Sick leave policy and need  it reviewed, click here

Payroll Administration through JJBizWorks:

Need support to update your current payroll process or system? We can provide Payroll Administration and/or Bookkeeping support for your business. Please contact us directly for more information.

The Human Resources professionals from JB Consulting Systems are available to help your team build more positive working relationships, find meaning in their roles, and implement best practices to cultivate a more engaging workplace.  Feel free to contact me with your HR needs.