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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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Washington Court of Appeals Voids Class Action Waivers in Some Wage and Hour Claims
In a recently published decision, the Washington Court of Appeals declared class action waivers in certain employment agreements unenforceable. In Oakley v. Domino’s Pizza, LLC, plaintiff Oakley brought claims under the Washington Minimum Wage Act (...
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2022 Employment Law Seminar—Staying On Track: An Employer’s Guide to Operating a Fast-Moving Workplace
Miller Nash LLP is pleased to announce the date of our virtual half-day 2022 Employment Law Seminar: Wednesday, October 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PT. Our employment law & labor relations attorneys will provide up-to-date information and insight...
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NLRB Proposes New Rules Expanding Joint Employer Status
The ping pong game over who is a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (the "Act") continues. On September 6, 2022, the Biden-appointed majority controlling the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") proposed a new rule defining...
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COVID Update: EEOC Revises Guidance on Workplace Screening
As summer winds to a close, students return to classrooms and campuses, and many workplaces have returned to in-person activities. Either in whole or in part, COVID-19 has perhaps begun to be less “front of mind” than it once was for many people. Add...
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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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