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A Roadmap for the New Normal in the Workplace Under COVID-19
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. February 1, 2022 Many businesses throughout the West Coast will soon start the process of phased returning to the workplace or have already welcomed employees back to workplaces to so...
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The Washington Cares Act – Premiums Postponed, Extra Exemptions, and Anticipated Amendments
Premiums Postponed 2022 opened up with Washington employers not knowing whether to begin deducting employee premiums for the new Washington Cares Act or risk having to absorb the premium costs themselves. Originally, employee premium deductions f...
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2022 Washington Compensation Requirements, Changes in the PFML Premiums and Benefits, and the New WA Cares Act Premiums
2022 Washington Compensation Requirements for Minimum Wage, Exemptions, and Noncompetition Agreements Each year, the Washington State minimum wage, white-collar exemption minimum salary level, and minimum earnings thresholds to enforce noncompetitio...
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Washington’s New Statutory Wage Lien: The Next Pressure Tactic Against WA Employers
As we look ahead to 2022, it’s time to remind Washington employers that the Washington Wage Recovery Act (the “Act”) becomes effective January 1, 2022. Under the Act, employees can attach a lien (i.e., a legal hold) on certain property for allegedly...
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NLRB General Counsel Declares That College Athletes Are Employees
On September 29, 2021, General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo (the “GC”) for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued General Counsel Memorandum 21-08 (“GC Memo”) announcing that scholarship athletes at private universities playing football in the...
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Employment Law Alliance Podcast: Return to Work Issues in Alaska
Presented by the Employment Law Alliance, Amy Robinson joins the Employment Matters Podcast for Episode 278: Return to Work Issues in Alaska. Amy discusses return to work planning, vaccination mandates, masking, and other related issues as Alaska emp...
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