SEATTLE, Wash. -- Washington workers will have a higher minimum wage and guaranteed paid sick leave coming on Jan. 1, 2018.
The increase comes after voters approved Initiative 1433 in 2016, largely billed as the minimum wage increase law.
The law is welcome news for Washington workers who aren't used to taking time off when they're sick. Still, the changes have many asking, "what does the new law mean for me?"
Below is a breakdown the new wage and sick leave law and how you will be affected:
Minimum Wage Increase
For more on the changes, head to the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries website.