[caption id="attachment_21836" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Servet TURAN[/caption] An outbreak of coronavirus infections and three related deaths at a fruit farm in Washington state has spotlighted inadequate safety measures taken to protect seasonal farmworkers, a...
[caption id="attachment_21432" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Дмитрий Ларичев[/caption] Amid months of economic fallout and government-mandated restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington has ranked the best state to work in the U.S., acco...
[caption id="attachment_20525" align="aligncenter" width="525"] iStock.com/Kunal Mahto[/caption] Undocumented workers in Washington state who missed out on coronavirus-related federal assistance have access to financial help. A new $40 million relief fund setup by Gov. Jay Inslee and a coalition o...
[caption id="attachment_20078" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/DmyTo[/caption] 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 ...
For the first time in a decade and a half, certain white collar workers in Washington state will be eligible for overtime pay, based on new rules announced by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). The rules, which are part of an eight-year plan to compensate workers for a...
[caption id="attachment_19169" align="aligncenter" width="525"] iStock.com/AndreyPopov[/caption] Washington state workers' compensation benefits increased by nearly 7% at the start of July. For most workers injured on or before July 1, 2019, time-loss and pension benefit payments will increase by ...
As Washington’s unemployment department reels from the largest imposter fraud scheme in its history, the state workers' compensation division is wrapping up a historical fraud case of its own. A 67-year-old Renton delivery driver has been ordered to repay nearly $340,000 to Washington State De...
Despite a last-minute $1 million Amazon donation to steer the Seattle City Council more in a more business-friendly direction, the legislative body appears to have emerged even more progressive than its predecessor. It will take time to what kind of political brand emerges from the incoming counc...
After nearly a half of a year stuck in legal battles and hospital beds, East Olympia firefighter Chief Warren Peterson has been granted workers’ compensation benefits in what seemed like an open-and-shut case, according to an investigation by KING 5 News. The case, which turned out to be anythin...