Washington Labor Law Poster Reminder: New ‘Rights as Worker’ Poster Is Not a Required Change

Although the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently issued a May 2010 version of its labor law poster called “Your Rights as a Worker in Washington State”, this update is not a required change.

Although we posted a blog on this topic on July 21, we feel it is important to emphasize that the previous version of the ‘Rights as a Worker’ poster is still in compliance according to L&I since other poster companies have issued news releases stating that Washington employers must update their Washington labor law poster.

According to the L&I website, the previous version of the required poster – December 2008 – is still valid.  This version is included on our current Washington all-in-one state poster with a publication date of 5/10.

In addition, the Department of Labor & Industries has explained that the poster was updated to add clarification about domestic partners, but that no rights were added to the poster.  Other information added to the poster about human trafficking is also not a required change.

Poster Compliance Center prides itself on being “the employer’s most reliable resource”.  An essential part of being reliable is that we only tell our customers they need to update their posters when the change is required.

If you still need to update your Washington labor law poster or have other federal or state labor law poster questions, go to the Poster Compliance Center Washington labor law poster page or call 1-800-322-3636.