Employees (including part-time, seasonal and temporary staff) will accrue paid sick leave for ALL hours worked (including overtime). For each hour of paid sick leave used, an employee shall be paid their normal hourly compensation. Employees are eligible to use their accrued paid sick leave beginning on the 90th calendar day after the start of their employment. 

An employee shall accrue at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked.  Accrued, unused paid sick leave balances of 40 hours or less must be carried over to the following year.  The default accrual year is January 1 – December 31, but an employer may adopt a different fixed consecutive twelve-month period by an employer policy or collective bargaining agreement.  An employer may elect to provide employees with a more generous carry over at their discretion.

Also, please note that the State of Washington’s minimum wage will increase to $11.50 per hour, effective January 1, 2018.  For planning purposes, the minimum wage will increase to $12.00 in 2019 and $13.50 in 2020.  After that all future minimum wage rate increases will be tied to inflation.

Please contact our office if we can answer your questions, and if you haven’t already, please sign up for WCPA’s e-newsletter on our website’s home page. 

Happy Holidays!  Mike and staff


Kristy Coots | Staff Accountant

Wittenberg CPA, PS

329 W. Railroad Avenue, Suite 200

P.O. Box 1783

Shelton, WA  98584

Ph (360) 426-0230 Fx (360) 426-1464


203 4th Avenue E., Suite 307

Olympia, WA  98501

Ph (360-350-4460 Fx (360) 338-0269

Website: www.wittenbergcpa.com


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.