Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1978 NO. 7 >

Under the provisions of RCW 1.16.050, as amended by § 1, chapter 111, Laws of 1977, 1st Ex. Sess., the employees of a political subdivision remain entitled to one paid "floating" holiday per year but only in the absence of either an employment contract or a local ordinance or resolution which either expressly or impliedly excludes such a holiday.

AGO 1957 NO. 73 >

The provisions of RCW 38.40.060 relating to military leaves are applicable to all municipal employees, whether they are "permanent" or otherwise.  While on military leave such employees are entitled to the same amount and rate of compensation as they would have received had they not taken a leave of absence.

AGLO 1974 NO. 82 >

When a former member of the state‑wide [[statewide]]city employees' retirement system who transferred to the public employees' retirement system under chapter 75, Laws of 1971, is awarded disability retirement benefits calculated pursuant to chapter 41.44 RCW, those retirement benefits are not to be offset by amounts received from the department of labor and industries on account of the same disability.

AGO 1953 NO. 163 >

City council cannot authorize salary increase for municipal employees after adoption of final budget unless real emergency exists.  (See opinion, Auditor's Office, 8/11/49).  City employee's salary may be increased above amount fixed in budget by initiative, if city charter permits.