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Washington Expands Grounds for “Good Cause” Resignations Allowing Employees to Collect Unemployment Benefits
Generally speaking, employees who resign are not eligible for unemployment benefits. Washington, however, has several exceptions to this general rule in which an employee who had “good cause” to resign is eligible for unemployment benefits. On May 4,...
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Beginning January 2024, Washington Employers Can Get a Little More Information about an Employee’s PFML
The lack of information about an employee’s Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) can lead to challenges when administering a Washington employee’s leave. Fortunately, a little help is on the way due to a bill recently passed by the legislature. Beginning...
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Employee Paid Leave Benefits in Oregon May (Or May Not) Be Delayed Further
As most Oregon employers are well aware by now, Oregon’s paid family and medical leave program, known as Paid Leave Oregon, is now underway—at least in part. Paid Leave Oregon is a mandatory statewide insurance program that provides qualifying employ...
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What Colleges and Universities Need to Know about Service Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Assistance Animals
This is the second blog post in our new series on Assistance Animals, Service Animals, and Emotional Support Animals. See the first post here. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for blog posts addressing unique questions and issues for employers and plac...
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Beyond Accommodations: Supporting Workplace Neurodiversity
Neurodiversity is an issue gaining attention The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been an extraordinarily successful law. Certainly, individuals working in human resources know that there are challenging aspects to it, but access to the abil...
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Washington Court Revives Public Employee’s Religious Accommodation Claim
Adelina Suarez was a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who worked for a state-operated certified residential nursing facility for vulnerable, disabled adults in Yakima, Washington. Throughout her employment, which was covered by a collective bargaini...
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