Safe Time

A critical piece of Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time Law

Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance (PSST) law provides critical protection for workers who need to take time off work for safety issues, including domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.

Under the law, 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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