[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...
[caption id="attachment_49171" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Pixel_away[/caption] Nearly 10 months into an unprecedented nationwide immunization campaign against COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic is still raging in parts of the US. With only about 57% of the popula...
[caption id="attachment_49906" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/wildpixel[/caption] Emery Reddy secured a $150,000 settlement for a former Everett Community College (EvCC) employee who was fired after amid a discrimination investigation following her workplace injury. ...
[caption id="attachment_49171" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Pixel_away[/caption] Since the nationwide rollout of coronavirus vaccines less than eight months ago, government agencies and health officials have used virtually every tool at their disposal – short of ...
As officials in the Biden administration scrutinize rules governing non-compete agreements across the country, it’s a good time to ask how their potential changes may affect Washington state’s recent overhaul of non-competes. The short answer is that Washington state protections of lower-wage ...
There’s a lot at stake when an injured employee applies for workers’ compensation benefits. 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 worker...
[caption id="attachment_46877" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Natee127[/caption] 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 w...
[caption id="attachment_46872" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Cineberg[/caption] Workers who are injured or develop a work-related illness in Washington state are entitled to benefits through the workers’ compensation insurance system. About 70% of workers’ com...
[caption id="attachment_44695" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/designer491[/caption] 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 ...