Medical Lake council approves unpaid holidays for city employees
Recent state legislation requires two days for matters of faith, conscience or religious denomination activity
It was a quick, but busy night at the July 15 Medical Lake City Council meeting.
The council approved a resolution to provide city employees with two unpaid holidays per calendar year for a reason of faith or conscience, or an organized activity conducted by a religious denomination, church or organization.
City attorney Cynthia McMullen explained that the Washington State Legislature passed a bill providing all city employees two unpaid holidays per calendar year. She added that the bill went into effect, July 1.
Councilwoman Shirley Maike asked about employees who work a job that needs...