Tacoma Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Poster Details
All employers who employ workers within the City of Tacoma, Washington must post a notice in the workplace informing employees of the current minimum wage rate and their rights to paid sick leave.
- Pursuant to Tacoma Minimum Wage Ordinance (Municipal Code, Title 18, Chapter 18.20), the minimum wage rate increases each year as scheduled and beginning on January 1, 2019, and each January 1 thereafter, the minimum wage rate will increase based on the rate of inflation.
- The minimum wage rate applies to any employee who is at least 16 years of age and performs 80 or more hours of work within Tacoma each year.
- Employees who experience retaliation for exercising their rights under the Tacoma Minimum Wage Ordinance may file a complaint with the City.
Paid Sick Leave
- Beginning January 1, 2018, employees are entitled to accrue one hour paid leave for every 40 hours worked within the City with no annual cap.
- Workers are eligible to use paid sick leave 90 days after hire.
- Leave may be used to care for the employee’s own health care or the care of specified family members, because of a work or child care closure by a public official, to obtain services related to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, and for bereavement of specified family members.
Employers must give notice that employees are entitled to paid sick leave; the amount of paid sick leave and the terms of its use guaranteed under Tacoma Municipal Code, Title 18, Chapter 18.10; that adverse action against employees who exercise any right under this chapter is prohibited; and that each employee has the right to file a complaint if the employee is denied paid sick leave or experiences retaliation for exercising these rights.
The Tacoma Minimum Wage & Paid Leave Poster provides information about enforcement procedures and the agency to contact if an employee experiences retaliation for exercising rights under the law. Notice of the law must be provided in the employee’s primary language.