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SEATTLE OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

Seattle Office for Civil Rights Rules
Chapter 70

 

WAIVER

SHRR 70-500 Collective bargaining agreement

  1. In general.
    1. The provisions of the Ordinance shall not apply to any employees covered by a bona fide collective bargaining agreement to the extent that such requirements are expressly waived in the collective bargaining agreement in clear and unambiguous terms. See SMC 14.16.120.
    2. In the absence of clear and unambiguous terms that expressly waive Ordinance requirements in a collective bargaining agreement, employers must comply with the Ordinance's requirements for provision of paid sick/safe time when the Ordinance goes into effect on September 1, 2012.
  2. Clear and unambiguous terms. The terms that expressly waive Ordinance requirements shall be clear and unambiguous with explicit reference to the Ordinance.
  3. In the collective bargaining agreement. The terms that expressly waive Ordinance requirements shall be in the collective bargaining agreement as a provision within the agreement or as a separate addendum to the agreement, including a separate addendum to an agreement that is open for negotiation.

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