Washington Adds Two Laws to the Workers' Rights Notice

Washington’s Your Rights as a Worker notice has been updated to include two laws: Paid Family and Medical Leave and Equal Pay Opportunity Act. The notice also includes new details about other workers’ rights. Information for Employers & Employees Paid Family and Medical Leave As we reported in a previous blog about Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave, employee benefits begin January 1, 2020. This insurance program is funded by

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Paid Family & Medical Leave in Washington State

The State of Washington’s Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) is an insurance program funded via premiums paid by both employers and employees. While the program was enacted in 2017, benefits won’t be available to employees until January 1, 2020. However, employers have responsibilities that began on January 1, 2019. What Employers Need to Know Employer Obligations The PFML program applies to nearly all Washington employers, including small businesses, state

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Minimum Wage & Workers' Comp Changes for Washington

Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries (DLI) has released updates to the Minimum Wage Announcement and Self-Insured Workers’ Compensation notice. The notice announcing the 2019 minimum wage has been issued in both English and Spanish, with a new publication date of 12-2018. The previous revision date of 12-2012 still appears on the workers’ comp notice. Details of the Washington Poster Changes Minimum Wage Rates for Adult and Youth Workers On January

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Minimum Wage on the Rise in Seattle in 2019

Businesses in the City of Seattle will soon be required to post an updated city poster reflecting the new 2019 minimum wage rates. This revision to the Seattle City Poster only affects the Minimum Wage Ordinance—there are no changes to the Wage Theft, Fair Chance Employment, or Paid Sick & Safe Time ordinances. 2019 Minimum Wage Increases in The Emerald City Minimum Wage Rates for Large & Small Employers Under

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New 2019 Minimum Wage Poster for Tacoma

Employees in the City of Tacoma, Washington will soon be getting a minimum wage increase, based on a voter-approved initiative that passed in January of 2015. Details of Tacoma’s Minimum Wage Minimum Wage Rates Under Tacoma’s Minimum Wage Law, the city has been subject to scheduled increases through January 1, 2018, when the minimum wage reached $12.00. Beginning January 1, 2019, and every year thereafter, the city will be subject

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Spokane’s Earned Sick & Safe Leave Poster No Longer Required

As the employer’s most reliable resource for mandatory labor law posters, we want to share some important information with our Spokane, Washington customers. The City of Spokane’s Earned Sick & Safe Leave Law is no longer in effect. The city is currently following the State of Washington’s Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) Ordinance, which went into effect on 1/1/18. The new state law is administered and enforced by the

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City & County Minimum Wage Ordinances Leaving State Laws in the Dust

Over the past couple of years, there has been an upsurge in the number of municipalities that have passed minimum wage ordinances with higher rates than the state minimum wage laws. As a result, the number of mandatory city and county labor law posters has increased significantly. As of 2018, a total of 35 cities and/or counties in the following states have instituted minimum wage laws that include a workplace

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Minimum Wage Hike and More for Seattle Employees

Effective January 1, 2018, employers in Seattle are required to post the new city poster just released by the Office of Labor Standards. The poster includes updates to three of the city’s ordinances: Minimum Wage, Wage Theft, and Paid Sick & Safe Time. There are no changes to the Fair Chance Employment ordinance information. What’s Changing in the “Emerald City”? Minimum Wage Rates for Large and Small Employers The poster

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Washington State’s Poster Will Soon Be on Its Way

We’ve been waiting for Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries to release the revised Your Rights as a Worker notice, which is now available. The updated Minimum Wage Announcement and Unemployment Benefits notices were released previously, and we are now publishing a new Washington poster with all of these changes. What Employers Need to Know New Minimum Wage Rates for 2018 As we reported last month, effective January 1, 2018, Washington’s minimum

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Changes Happening in the State of Washington—Updated Poster on Watch!

As we reported this time last year, based on the approval of Initiative 1433 in the November 2016 election, the minimum wage in the State of Washington will increase every January 1 through 2020, with annual adjustments for inflation thereafter. The next increase occurs on January 1, 2018. Initiative 1433 also included a new Paid Sick Leave (PSL) law, which will go into effect on January 1, 2018. According to

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