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Construction sick-leave law takes effect Jan. 1

Construction sick-leave law takes effect Jan. 1 – Earlier this year, the State Legislature passed a bill requiring that workers covered under the NAICS code for Construction (except for residential construction) who have not met the 90-day sick-leave eligibility threshold at the time of separation must be paid the balance of their accrued and unused sick leave upon separation.

L&I is finalizing rules to implement the law, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2024. L&I is offering several opportunities to participate in a webinar discussing the new rules. To check dates and to sign-up for a webinar, visit the L&I workshops and training website (in the Event Title menu, select Paid Sick Leave Changes for the Construction Industry (5111).

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