Discipline and termination

State procedures

Are there state-specific laws on the procedures employers must follow with regard to discipline and grievance procedures?

 There are no state-specific laws on how to terminate private-sector employees. 

At-will or notice

At-will status and/or notice period?

Washington is an at-will employment state. No notice is required. 

What restrictions apply to the above?

There are numerous exceptions to at-will employment, most notably discriminatory or retaliatory acts based on protected class status or activities or an express or implied contract theory. 

Final paychecks

Are there state-specific rules on when final paychecks are due after termination?

Final wages are due to employees on the next regularly scheduled payday regardless of whether they quit or were terminated.