Seattle officials had a bad idea a couple of years ago, AWB President Don Brunell writes in his weekly column.
Now some lawmakers want to take that idea -- mandatory paid sick leave -- and apply it statewide.
One of the problems with Seattle's sick leave ordinance is how confusing it is. Employers must keep track of every minute their employees are within the city limits of Seattle, no matter where the company is based.
Seattle officials see nothing wrong with this, but what if the tables were turned? What if a neighboring city passed an ordinance exempting Seattle companies from their paid sick leave obligations while their employees were working in that neighboring city?
Seattle officials would likely see such a policy as an outrageous intrusion, Brunell writes.