Worker's Rights In Washington State As a Washington employee, you are entitled to worker's rights: several protections and benefits under State and Federal laws. Everyone deserves to be paid fairly, work free of discrimination and harassment, and perform their job in a safe work environment. Unfo...
Recent changes to the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA) now require 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 prohibited from asking a job candidate for their salary h...
Workers in Washington state are set to benefit from a range of new laws in 2020. From nation-leading minimum wages and overtime benefits to unprecedented restrictions on noncompete agreements, Washington is in many ways a great place to be employed. But as many of those new worker protection la...
Starting in about six months, for the first time in more than 15 years salaried workers in Washington state who earn more than $23,700 a year will be eligible for overtime pay. The new overtime protections, finalized last week by Washington’s Department of Labor & Industries, are the first st...
If you want to remain competitive as the global job market changes under your feet, there are three important things to remember. Much of what you learned in college is of limited use, the majority of future jobs don’t even exist yet, and a large percentage of current jobs remain vacant because th...
Last month, Bloomberg reported that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has amassed a fortune worth $150 billion. That is the largest amount in modern history, and mind-boggling however you look at it. Bezos is the only hecto-billionaire on the planet. He is worth two million times more than the average A...
With summer vacation upon us, teachers across America are scrambling to make ends meet. These are no longer the "off" months they were in years past. Now, teachers have to take side jobs to pay the bills. The data on pay rates is quite alarming. Teachers now make 24 percent less than the aver...
Last fall the hospitality union Unite Here ran demonstrations in 40 cities, explaining that the U.S. “needs protections for the workers who drive this industry.” The hospitality workers union Unite Here had its sights set on Donald Trump long before he became president. While Trump was runnin...
Americans place one thing above all others when assessing whether an employer is a good corporate citizen: how they treat their workers. That sentiment emerged from a November survey of 10,000 Americans by Just Capital, a nonprofit group founded by billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II that also...
Just in the last two years, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, and Oracle have been hit with high-profile lawsuits over to their employment practices. And while those were the cases that made headlines, workers in nearly every sector sue their bosses for unpaid wages, discrimination and verbal a...