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DLI Issues Updated Guidance: 2023 Washington State Job Posting Requirements
As we previously discussed in our August 2022 blog post, beginning January 1, 2023, Washington State’s Pay Transparency Act requires covered employers who post job openings that include a list of qualifications for a specific position must include co...
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As Time Goes by…Pay Practices Which May Be a Surprising Risk for Employers—Part 1
As it turns out, yes, people do care about time. Two recent court cases highlight some of the risks for employers when pay and timekeeping practices don’t comport with wage and hour laws. We’ll provide overviews of each case and key takeaways for em...
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Washington State Raises Its Minimum Wage to $15.74 per Hour in 2023
Per state statute, Washington’s minimum wage increases each year as a function of increases in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). Effective January 1, 2023, Washington’s Minimum Wage will increase to $15.74 per hour—up from 2022’s rate of $14.49. Like...
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Seattle Alert: New Independent Contractor Protections Go Into Effect September 1, 2022
There are new regulations for businesses/hiring entities who engage with independent contractors (ICs) working in Seattle which go into effect September 1, 2022. The regulations require businesses to provide certain pre-engagement disclosures to ICs...
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Comp & Benefits Info Must Be Included In Washington State Job Postings Starting January 2023
For updated information and clarifications, see our December 6, 2022 blog post: DLI Issues Updated Guidance: 2023 Washington State Job Posting Requirements. Beginning January 1, 2023, covered employers who post job openings in Washington will be req...
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Washington Employers Should Prepare for Historically High Increases in the Minimum Wage and Exempt Salary Requirements
As all Washington employers know, Washington employees who are nonexempt (e.g., not salaried) must be paid an hourly minimum wage. Additionally, Washington establishes minimum salaries for exempt (i.e., salaried) employees, which tracks the minimum w...
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