Posted on January 13, 2023 by Emery Reddy
Did you know that Washington job seekers could get $5000 thanks to recent updates to Washington salary transparency laws?
Employers must post clear salary information on all Washington job applications under the updated Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA). The pay transparency law a... (Read More)
Posted on November 6, 2022 by Emery Reddy
Within a week of acquiring Twitter in October 2022, billionaire Elon Musk made further headlines by firing several of Twitter’s leaders and announcing massive layoffs. As a result, several class action lawsuits were immediately leveled against Elon Musk and Twitter for violating the WARN Act.
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Posted on October 12, 2022 by Emery Reddy
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Work-Related Injuries?
It’s hard to know what your options are when you have a work-related injury. Although you can’t file a work-related injuries lawsuit against an employer with workers’ compensation insurance in Washington, you can file a workers’ compe... (Read More)
Posted on September 29, 2022 by Emery Reddy
In May 2022, the Emery Reddy team helped secure a $500,000 settlement for the family of Sunny Taylor, a longtime police officer with the Everett Police Department who died by suicide in 2020. In the wake of her tragic passing, her family opened an L&I claim for survivor benefits whi... (Read More)
Posted on September 23, 2022 by Emery Reddy
What is Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time?
Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) is a law that requires employers to provide paid leave to their employees that can be used for medical reasons or domestic assault situations. The law was originally passed in 2012 and has changed to include differen... (Read More)
Posted on September 16, 2022 by Emery Reddy
Washington State has one of the highest minimum wage rates in the United States. Some professions have a higher wage rate in Washington than anywhere else. In 2020, Washington state law established a new minimum wage for computer professionals.
Washington State Minimum Wages
The 2022 statewid... (Read More)
Posted on August 29, 2022 by Emery Reddy
FAQ about Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act
Recent changes to the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA) now requires employers to share the wage scale or salary range in all job postings, as well as a description of benefits offered to job seekers. In addition, employers are ... (Read More)
Posted on August 12, 2022 by Emery Reddy
In 2022, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Silenced No More Act (HB1795), which limits the use of workplace non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements, commonly known as NDAs. Under the new law, employees and independent contractors throughout the state can no lon... (Read More)
Posted on July 22, 2022 by Emery Reddy
Seattle city employees who have become accustomed to working from home during the pandemic are threatening to quit in the face of a proposed hybrid work policy that would require them to return to the office at least two days a week.
Although the more restrictive work from home job policy announc... (Read More)
Posted on July 12, 2022 by Emery Reddy
As summer temperatures begin to climb across Washington state, a new set of emergency worker protection rules issued by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) are taking effect to protect workers during excessive heat warnings. The emergency rules, developed in reaction t... (Read More)