[caption id="attachment_110899" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/fulltimetraveller[/caption] 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 requi...
[caption id="attachment_110271" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo caption: iStockphoto.com/coffeekai[/caption] 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) a...
[caption id="attachment_51880" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Darylann Elmi[/caption] Workers’ compensation benefits increased by 7.5% at the start of July in line with the state’s rising average wage, according to to the Washington State Department of Labor an...
[caption id="attachment_109447" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/smodj[/caption] The US Supreme Court has overturned a 2018 Washington state law that gave federal contractors and subcontractors working at a nuclear waste site an easier path to collect workers’ compen...
[caption id="attachment_93144" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Student employee group on Washington State University campuses file to form union (Photo courtesy of UAW)[/caption] On the heels of unionization efforts at the University of Washington and the University of California, about 1,600 grad...
[caption id="attachment_92394" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Ivan-balvan[/caption] Wage theft comes in many forms and affects all industries. On May 11, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the state Attorney General’s office fi...
[caption id="attachment_58927" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Devonyu[/caption] A Seattle Starbucks became the city’s only company-owned store to unionize following a unanimous vote announced by the National Labor Relations Board on March 23. Workers at the Starbuc...
[caption id="attachment_58793" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Iam Anupong[/caption] Victims of the fatal crane collapse that killed four people at a Google job site in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood in 2019 were awarded more than $100 million by a jury on ...
[caption id="attachment_58496" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/RapidEye[/caption] Employees in Washington state will no longer be forced to keep quiet about workplace mistreatment, once Governor Jay Inslee signs off on new legislation limiting non-disclosure and non-d...
[caption id="attachment_57371" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/tuaindeed[/caption] More than 60 million American workers are about to be freed from forced arbitration clauses that prevent them from filing sexual harassment and sexual assault claims against their emplo...