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 1, 2019, employers in Washington are required to pay a minimum wage of $12.00 per hour to all adult workers. Employers may pay youth workers who are 14 or 15 years old a minimum wage of $10.20 per hour, which is 85% of the adult minimum wage.

Update to Self-Insured Workers’ Comp Notice

The notice includes new information for those who speak a foreign language. Upon request, foreign language support is now available via the phone numbers provided on the notice.

Future Changes for Washington

We were anticipating some changes to the state’s Your Rights as a Worker notice at the end of 2018, but our contact at Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries has informed us that the notice will be updated sometime in 2019.

We Can Keep You in Compliance

If you have not already done so, we encourage you to order our 1-Year Compliance Plan, so that you will automatically receive the updated Washington poster as soon as it becomes available. And because we offer free poster updates for mandatory changes—no matter how many occur during the 12-month period—you  can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance.