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 Washington State can no longer be...
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 require them to return to the office at least two days a week. Although the more restrictive work-from-home job policy announc...
Government workers, health care employees, and educators who forfeited their jobs rather than comply with Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate was told not to count on state unemployment benefits. But nearly two months since the October 18 vaccination deadline has ...
The American workforce is amid a record number of resignations, with more than 4.4 million employees jumping ship in September, and more expected to follow. Globally, more than 40% of workers were considering quitting their jobs or switching professions earlier this year, according to research fr...
There’s a lot at stake when injured employees file workers’ comp claims. You may be working reduced hours or unable to work at all as medical bills pile up and your condition doesn’t seem to be getting any better. Although wage replacement, medical coverage, and other workers’ comp benefi...
Workers’ compensation insurance gives employees access to a variety of benefits if they are injured on the job or develop an occupational illness. In Washington state, about 70% of workers’ comp claims are managed by the state’s department of Labor and Industries (L&I), while the remai...
If you are injured at work in Washington state, you are more than likely entitled to medical and financial workers’ compensation benefits from the state’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). Contracting certain types of illnesses or diseases during the course of your work may also e...
Firing pregnant workers who can’t perform certain job duties like lifting heavy objects is against the law. But that didn’t stop a pair of FedEx contractors from terminating pregnant delivery driver Sarai Alhasawi when she asked for accommodation during her pregnancy in 2018. Washington state...
Washington is one of nine U.S. states, and the District of Columbia, that will conduct the General Election mainly by mail. An additional 36 states will give registered voters the option to request a vote-by-mail ballot. The widespread adoption of mail-in voting (also known as absentee voting) for...
President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders replacing the expired $600 weekly unemployment benefit with $400 per week and deferring payroll taxes after Congress missed a Friday deadline to iron out those and other details in a new coronavirus relief package. The $600 weekly federal...