[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...
[caption id="attachment_55171" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/lakshmiprasad S[/caption] Government workers, health care employees and educators who forfeited their jobs rather than comply with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate were told not to...
[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_52915" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/JJ Gouin[/caption] Jobless benefits aren't guaranteed for Washington workers who quit or were fired from their jobs rather than comply with the state’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate, according to a report...
[caption id="attachment_52618" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/JanakaMaharageDharmasena[/caption] Vulnerable workers in Washington state have a new tool at their disposal in the fight against wage theft.  The Washington Wage Recovery Act, signed into law by Gov. Jay...
[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...