Washington Legal Updates

Compliance Law Updates Recently Announced:

Last Updated: 9/9/2023

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Washington Legal Updates:

September 2023

  • Seattle Ordinance Requires Deactivation Notices for App-Based Workers

July 2023

  • New Laws Postpone Washington Cares Act Employee Premiums to July 1, 2023 and Require Employers to Refund any Premiums Already Collected (effective 07/01/23)
  • Tukwila, Washington Ballot Initiative Requires Covered Employers to Offer Additional Work to Existing Employees Before Hiring (effective 07/01/23)
  • Washington Passes Final PFML Rule on Employer Payroll Reporting Requirements (effective 07/01/23)
  • New Washington Law Prohibits Searches of Employee Vehicles (effective 07/23/23)
  • Washington Passes Whistleblower Award and Protection Act (effective 07/23/23)

April 2023

  • Seattle Becomes the First U.S. Jurisdiction to Prohibit Caste Discrimination (effective 03/25/23)

January 2023

  • Washington Expands Wage and Salary Disclosure Requirements (effective 01/01/23)

December 2022

  • Washington Amends Paid Family and Medical Leave Rules to Address Loss of a Child–Now Includes Updated Policy
  • Tukwila, Washington Ballot Initiative Requires Covered Employers to Offer Additional Work to Existing Employees Before Hiring

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