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L&I releases rules for paid sick-leave payouts to certain construction workers

L&I releases rules for paid sick-leave payouts to certain construction workers – Beginning Jan. 1, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5111 (ESSB 5111) requires employers to provide certain construction workers with a payout of unused paid sick leave following separation. This does not apply to those who perform only residential construction. This new requirement will be enforced by L&I. L&I’s Employment Standards Program has released rules to enforce the new law, provide clarification on existing paid sick-leave requirements for construction workers, and provide general cleanup of existing paid sick-leave rules. Rules and requirements are also effective Jan. 1.

You can review the rules at Paid Sick Leave, including provisions that apply to certain construction workers.

Learn more during webinars

New webinars provide an explanation of Washington’s existing paid sick-leave requirements, as well as the new requirements for the construction industry.

The “Changes to the Paid Sick-Leave Requirements for the Construction Industry” webinar will be a 60-minute presentation by the paid sick-leave specialist from L&I’s Employment Standards Program, and includes the opportunity to ask questions.


  • Dec. 4 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 5 at 10 a.m.
  • Dec. 12 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
  • Dec. 21 at 10 a.m.
  • Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.
  • Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.

The Paid Sick-Leave Overview webinar includes information on rule updates and existing regulations for Paid Sick Leave, including PTO programs, notifications, frontloading and more.


  • Dec. 19 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Jan. 23 at 1:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 27 at 10 a.m.
  • March 26 at 1:30 p.m.

You can register for the webinars at LNI Workshops & Training Center, searching for the session you want to attend in the event title drop-down menu. Once you register, you will receive information on how to access the webinar.

(Provided by Department of Labor and Industries)

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