Seattle Puts Mandatory Sick Time to Healthy Test (November 14, 2015)
By Erin Golden, The Minneapolis Star Tribune
SEATTLE – At restaurants and coffee shops, construction sites and tourist-packed fish markets, the workers and business owners of this city are testing a future that some Minneapolis leaders envision here.
Nearly all Seattle workers are now entitled to paid sick leave. Many also saw their pay go up this year after the city approved a $15-an-hour minimum wage — the nation’s highest. Seattle has built an entire new office around enforcing those laws and others meant to protect workers.