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...
[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_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...
[caption id="attachment_52611" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/t-lorien[/caption] Workers in Washington’s agricultural industry will soon be eligible for one of the most basic labor protections in the nation: overtime pay.  Senate Bill 5172, signed into law by Gov...
[caption id="attachment_40654" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Joseph Sorrentino[/caption] About five months after a Washington Supreme Court ruling granted dairy workers overtime pay for the first time, a proposed state law stemming from the same ruling may extend th...
[caption id="attachment_40383" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/MachineHeadz[/caption] As part of the latest economic rescue plan to buoy the economy during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress approved a $3 billion payroll support program for the aviation manufacturing ind...
[caption id="attachment_39236" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Microsoft's "Hybrid Workplace Dial" tells employees how safe it is to return to the office – or whether they should continue working from home – during the pandemic.[/caption] Momentum toward inviting Seattle-area employees back to...
[caption id="attachment_36422" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/Drazen Zigic[/caption] Seattle school workers have accused the city school district of unfair labor practices for ordering hundreds of educators back to the classroom amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Represented by...
[caption id="attachment_34081" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Tomas Ragina[/caption] A new worker protection law winding through the Washington state legislature could provide health care providers extra breathing room to treat patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. ...