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Miller Nash Attorneys Appear on ELA Podcast Series; Discuss Doing Business in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington
Three members of the Miller Nash employment law and labor relations team have been guests on the Employment Law Alliance Travel Tuesdays podcast series. The series, which is a part of the Employment Matters podcast, explores the “need to know” items...
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North America Employment and Labor Law: Year in Review Webinar Series
Happy New Year from the Miller Nash employment law & labor relations team! We wish you all a positive, productive year ahead.To kick off 2023, you are invited to a complimentary series of webinars that will cover the most impactful employment and lab...
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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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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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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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Washington State Raises Its Minimum Wage to $15.74 per Hour in 2023
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, 2023, Washington’s Minimum Wage will increase to $15.74 per hour—up from 2022’s rate of $14.49. Like...
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