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. ...
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...
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...
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 ...
[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_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_55026" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/SeventyFour[/caption] The American workforce is in the midst of a record number of resignations, with more than 4.4 million employees jumping ship in September, and more expected to follow. Globally, mor...
[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...