October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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Seattle Paid Sick & Safe Time
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about domestic violence prevention and the protections that exist for individuals, families, and communities impacted by domestic violence in Seattle and across the U.S.

Did you know …

Under Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST), workers accrue paid hours to use when they’re sick. Did you know that PSST also includes SAFE TIME?

Paid Sick and Safe Time covers:
  • Safe Time: Seattle workers can use PSST for reasons related to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
  • Safe Time: Seattle workers can also use PSST when faced with the closure of a workplace, school or place of care by a public official for health reasons (e.g. a flu epidemic).
  • Sick Time: Seattle workers can use PSST for personal illness or preventative care for themselves or for their children, grandparents, parents, parents-in-law, and spouse or registered domestic partner.
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Tomorrow (#PurpleThursday), please join the staff of the Office of Labor Standards in wearing purple to educate co-workers, friends, and partner organizations about the Safe Time provisions of Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time law.

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To recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month:

Together we can help ensure that Seattle workers enjoy the important health and safety protections that PSST provides.
The City of Seattle is a national leader on wage, labor and workforce practices that enhance equity. The Office of Labor Standards implements City ordinances on minimum wage (MWO), paid sick and safe time (PSST), use of criminal history in employment decisions (JAO), wage theft (WT) and other laws that the City may enact in the future.
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