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The New Year Brings New Sick Leave Rules to Washington
As of January 1, 2024, Washington employers with commercial construction workers will need to be prepared to comply with new rules regarding paid sick leave. There are also new provisions applying to all employers. Employers with Covered Construction...
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New NLRB Rule Significantly Broadens Joint Employer Definition
In yet another significant reversal, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) enacted a critical change in how it interprets the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). On October 26, 2023, the NLRB released its final rule regarding the standard for de...
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Washington Raises Its Minimum Wage to $16.28 per Hour in 2024, Cities Minimum Wage Rates Even Higher; Exempt Salary Requirements Higher
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, 2024, Washington’s Minimum Wage will increase to $16.28 per hour—up from 2023’s rate of $15.74. Like...
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NLRB Acts Swiftly to Apply New Standards on Union Elections and Bargaining Obligations
As expected, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is swiftly implementing its new standards governing union elections and bargaining orders under the groundbreaking Cemex decision. We discussed Cemex and the new standards in our blog post on Sep...
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NLRB Stericycle Decision Adopts Stringent New Standard Limiting Employer Workplace Rules That May Restrict Employee Concerted Activity
On August 2, 2023, in Stericycle, Inc., the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) adopted a new legal standard for employer work rules that may have the effect of restricting employees' protected concerted activity. Employers will recall that Section...
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White Collar Salaries May Heat up as the Weather Cools Down—Department of Labor Issues Notice of Rulemaking Aimed At Raising Salary Thresholds
On August 30, the Department of Labor issued a proposed rulemaking aimed at extending overtime protections by raising the minimum salary threshold for “white-collar” exemptions to $1,059 per week (or $55,068 per year). White collar salaried employees...
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