[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_40077" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Maksym Belchenko[/caption] A Seattle judge has given the go ahead for a gig worker hazard pay lawsuit to proceed against the City of Seattle. Filed by app-based food delivery service Instacart and the Was...
[caption id="attachment_39569" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Miljan Živković[/caption] Wage theft is more common than you think, often because employers cover their tracks in subtle ways. That seems to be the case with Penhall Company, a contractor on the Sound Tr...
[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...
On March 14, 1911, Washington enacted the first workers’ compensation system in the country, alongside Kansas.  It was a new concept at the time, giving workers insurance benefits, including payment of lost wages and medical costs as well as protection from coercion by their employers in exch...
Dick’s Drive-in is the latest Washington state business to face scrutiny for allegedly failing to comply with COVID-19 safety and health guidelines and pressuring employees to work after they were exposed to the virus. Five employees from the burger joint’s Capitol Hill and Queen Anne locatio...
[caption id="attachment_36944" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/BackyardProduction[/caption] The latest economic stimulus package aimed at helping American workers struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic extends federal unemployment checks this year and waives up to mo...
[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_35160" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/roman023[/caption] When employers knowingly fail to protect their workers, they are typically slapped with heavy fines by the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I), which also admin...