Seattle City Council Approves Paid Sick Days Bill

Seattle’s city council yesterday approved a bill requiring employers with more than five employees provide their workers with a minimum five days of paid sick leave. Mayor Mike McGinn (D) is expected to sign the bill, which would make Seattle just the third U.S. city, after San Francisco and Washington, D.C., to approve paid sick days legislation. Earlier this year, Connecticut became the first state to pass a paid sick leave bill.