Notice to Active Associates - WA Sick Leave policy

  • Important Benefit Change Notice

    December 1, 2017 (this is a 2nd notice – 1stnotice was emailed on November 29, 2017)

    Dear Express Employment Professionals Associate:

    Thank you for being a part of our Express team and the great job you do for our client companies!

    We are writing to inform you of a policy change to associate benefits. After discussions with both clients and associates, we will continue to offer an array of benefits to qualified associates. We are also implementing a new policy, effective January 1, 2018, providing associates with paid sick leave under the new Washington state law for those that work in Washington State.  If you work at an Oregon worksite you will continue to receive sick pay benefits under the Oregon State Law & will not be eligible for Washington sick pay benefits.

    In addition, your Express office will no longer offer vacation or holiday as of January 1, 2018.  (Oregon workers please disregard as you lost the vacation and holiday benefit on January 1st, 2017 when we transitioned to sick pay under Oregon law.) If you receive this notice before January 1, 2018, your hours will continue to count towards earning vacation under the Express Vacation Policy through the week ending December 31, 2017, after which the Vacation & Holiday Policy will be discontinued and your hours will no longer count towards earning vacation. Starting January 1, 2018, any hours you work will count towards accruing Paid Sick Leave under the Paid Sick Leave Policy. However, you will still be able to use any vacation you have earned under the Vacation Policy until either you use the entire balance or you have not been assigned for six weeks, whichever date occurs first. If you still have a balance of earned vacation after six weeks of not being assigned, you will receive payment for your earned but unused vacation pay.

    We are here to answer any questions you may have about your earned vacation under the vacation policy.

    Please feel free to call your Express office if you have any questions.

    Woodland: 360-225-0700
    Longview: 360-414-1200

    Thank you,
    Express Employment Professionals