City Council member Nick Licata’s plan to require Seattle businesses to provide paid sick days to employees is already being put into motion by one Capitol Hill entrepreneur.
Molly Moon’s announced via Facebook on Friday that it would begin offering paid leave to its Seattle employees:
Earlier this week, Publicola posted this portion of a letter sent to the Seattle City Council by small business owners including Molly Moon Neitzel to support Licata’s proposal:
We believe that providing paid sick days is the responsible thing to do to support employees and help prevent the spread of disease. Ensuring people can earn paid sick days encourages workers to stay home when they’re contagious, and is especially important for workers who handle food, provide health care, or have close contact with the public.