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All Hair is Good Hair: An Update on the CROWN Act and State CROWN Acts
For years, American employers have enforced employee dress and grooming standards, some of which include standards on hairstyles. In the past, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has indicated that “race” includes more than the co...
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Washington Update: Comp & Benefits Info Must Be in Job Postings Starting 2023
Beginning January 1, 2023, Washington employers with at least 15 employees will be required to include compensation and benefit information with postings for job openings. Currently, covered employers who have initially offered a position to an appl...
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Washington PFML Update: Bereavement Leave for Death of a Newborn, Expiration of PFML CBA Exemption, and More
Among other changes to the Washington Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML) program contained in SB 5649, effective June 9, 2022, when a newborn or newly adopted/fostered child dies, employees who would have qualified for either medical or family leave fo...
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Washington Update: Employee Confidentiality Limitations Further Narrowed
Since 2018, Washington has prohibited employers from asking employees to sign agreements as a condition of employment that require the employee to keep confidential allegations of sexual assault or sexual harassment. Effective June 9, 2022, Washingt...
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Washington Update: Employee Use of EAP is Confidential!
In a surprise to presumably no one, Washington now explicitly protects the confidentiality of an employee’s use of an Employer Assistance Program (“EAP”). Effective June 9, 2022, a new section will be added to Washington statute RCW 49.44 making it...
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OT for Ag(ricultural) Workers – Oregon, Washington, and California
Agricultural ("ag") workers on the West Coast must now be paid overtime. Oregon The Oregon legislature passed what some called the “most divisive” bill of the short 2022 legislative session, requiring agricultural farmworkers to be paid overtime....
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