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By Lou Marzeles
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McCabe on the first two sessions

 

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STAR ATTRACTION: Travis King, right, 12-year-old namesake of the Travis Alert bill, shakes hands with Gov. Jay Inslee as he signs the bill into law. Bill author Rep. Gina Mc-Cabe stands at left.

Not feeling safe? Not to worry. Come January your business will have to pay up to 90 percent of your wages so you can go somewhere to be secure.

Seriously. The State of Washington has passed a paid sick and safe leave law that takes effect Jan. 1 next year and that provides for an employee to be paid if they're sick or feel they need someplace safe to hide out for a while-for up to 26 weeks. For Rep. Gina McCabe, it's one more burden on small businesses.

"There could be situations where there's a real need for this," she muses. But one wonders what they could be and how much a small business can bear the weight of the law if it were abused.

The State is feeling the pull of being blue duri...



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