New Minimum Wage & Commuter Benefits for Seattle

As of January 1, 2020, Seattle employers are required to post an updated Minimum Wage notice, as well as a new Commuter Benefits Ordinance notice. At this time, there are no changes to the city’s Paid Sick & Safe Time, Fair Chance Employment, and Wage Theft ordinances.   New Minimum Wage Rates for Large & Small Employers Effective January 1, 2020: Large employers (501 or more employees) must pay a minimum

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3 New Changes to Washington State Poster

2020 Minimum Wage Rates As of January 1, 2020, employers in the State of Washington must pay an increased minimum wage of $13.50 per hour to most workers. For workers who are 14 or 15 years old, employers may pay a minimum wage of $11.48 per hour. The updated Minimum Wage notice has a new revision date of 12/2019. New Paid Family and Medical Leave Notice Last May, we issued

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New Minimum Wage & Commuter Benefits for Seattle

As of January 1, 2020, Seattle employers are required to post an updated Minimum Wage notice, as well as a new Commuter Benefits Ordinance notice. At this time, there are no changes to the city’s Paid Sick & Safe Time, Fair Chance Employment, and Wage Theft ordinances.   New Minimum Wage Rates for Large & Small Employers Effective January 1, 2020: Large employers (501 or more employees) must pay a minimum

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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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