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Seattle Passes Ordinance to Expand Employment Rights to Domestic Workers

USA - August 27 2018 On July 27, 2018, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan signed into law the Domestic Worker Ordinance (“the DWO”). Effective July 1, 2019, the ordinance is...

Jeremy F. Wood.


New Pay Equity Law in Washington State

European Union - April 16 2018 Washington State has joined the ranks of jurisdictions that have adopted expanded equal pay legislation. The Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA) was...

Daniel L. Thieme.


The Current State of Meal and Rest Break Law in Washington State

USA - October 4 2017 This article summarizes certain aspects of the current Washington State law of meal and rest breaks, taking into account the latest appellate ruling...

Daniel L. Thieme.


New Minimum Wage and Paid Sick Leave Laws for Washington Employers

USA - December 22 2016 November 2016 was a dynamic month for laws relating to Washington State workers. At the state level, Washington voters approved Initiative Measure No...

Vanessa B.K. Lee, Pamela H. Salgado.


Seattle’s Updated Labor Standards Requirements

USA - March 29 2016 Seattle, Washington has amended the quartet of laws addressing labor standards (Seattle Sick Time and Safe Time Ordinance, Seattle Fair Chance...

Pamela H. Salgado.