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Are Work-Required Security Screenings on the Clock, Or Not?
A recent Oregon Supreme Court decision found that Oregon wage and hour laws mirror the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and do not provide employees with a greater right to compensation for time spent performing pre- or post-shift activities....
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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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NLRB Proposes New Rules to Promote Union Organizing
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) continues its efforts to rescind anti-union rules adopted by the Trump-era Board. In proposed rules published on November 4, 2022, the Biden-Board seeks to undo rules adopted in 2020 and return to the pre-202...
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Employer Alert: Asthma in the Cannabis Workplace
Under state and federal occupational safety laws, employers have a general duty to provide a safe and healthy workplace. That duty includes taking reasonable steps to keep it free of any recognized hazards that might hurt or injure workers. In this r...
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Washington Update: Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) Premiums Increasing in 2023
On October 20, 2022, the Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) announced that beginning in 2023 it is adding a 0.2% solvency surcharge to the current PFML premiums, raising the 2023 premium rate to 0.8%. This premium rate will be applied t...
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