[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_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_33929" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/jacoblund[/caption] Minority tech workers in Washington and California have scored a significant win in the ongoing battle against systemic pay and hiring discrimination in the United States.  More than ...
[caption id="attachment_27718" align="alignnone" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/deyangeorgie[/caption] Washington state lawmakers have introduced identical bills in the House and Senate to tax fruit and vegetable processors that violate any worker protection laws. The proposed laws were ...
[caption id="attachment_25894" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/kazuma seki[/caption] It is no longer a rarity to find businesses in Washington state and across the country cutting corners on the enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines. Whether on purpose or inadverte...
[caption id="attachment_22987" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/sinology[/caption] Janitors are an indispensable part of the workforce. But they often don’t get the credit they deserve. A recent report from the Washington state Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)...
[caption id="attachment_21135" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/nuttapong[/caption] Washington state’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a pizza delivery driver’s class action lawsuit that Seattle-based Pagliacci Pizza fought hard to keep out of the public eye by sett...
[caption id="attachment_20781" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/ImageKit[/caption] A U.S. appeals court has upheld a Seattle federal court ruling that "last mile" drivers for Amazon.com Inc. cannot be forced into arbitration based on agreements the drivers signed with the o...
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...