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 ...
  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_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_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_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...