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Planning for Paid Family Medical Leave

By Rick Braa   Q: It’s been some time since the “exciting” announcement was made about Paid Family Medical Leave coming to the workforce. Recently, we’ve been discussing it and

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Seattle Hotel Employees Health and Safety Initiative Fact Sheet

HOTEL EMPLOYEES HEALTH AND SAFETY INITIATIVE FACT SHEET Prepared by the Seattle Hotel Association  Download the HEHS Fact Sheet here. Background and effective dates The Hotel Employees Health and Safety

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Seattle City Council approves $50 million tax on jobs

On Monday, May 14, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to tax jobs at businesses with more than $20 million in annual taxable gross receipts in Seattle. This new revenue

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ESD Job Board Provides Unlimited Free Monster Connected Listings

By Chad Pearson,  Change ‘Help Wanted’ to ‘Help Found’ Good managers and supervisors are important to your success, and finding replacements isn’t always easy. Try using WorkSourceWA.com to fill your

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Tip Pooling – HERO Manual

On March 23, 2018, Congress passed critical funding legislation that included repealing the tip pool rule that barred certain employers from setting up tip-pooling arrangements under which tipped employees can share

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Hourly and Salaried Overtime

New Overtime Rule Struck Down in Court In Sept. 2017, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant struck down a new rule for overtime pay, saying the Labor Department set an excessively

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Minimum Wage

There are currently five minimum wages in Washington state:   State Minimum Wage Due to the passage of Initiative 1433, in Nov. 2016, the state minimum wage: Increased to $11

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Summary of Tip Laws

Tips are any gratuitous payment made by a customer to one who serves the customer. They include cash tips, credit or debit card tips, or tips by check. If an

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Meals and Breaks

Definitions The normal working day is considered to be eight hours of work. Meal periods must be a minimum of 30 minutes. Meal periods are not considered to be part

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Payroll Deductions

During an ongoing employment relationship (i.e., employee is still employed with the employer on payday), the following deductions are allowed, and may reduce the employee’s wage below the minimum wage

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Terminating an Employee

Employers must take a great deal of care when terminating an employee. This summary outlines some of the legal claims that can result from terminations and some suggestions to follow

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Prohibited Duties for Minors

Alcohol Occupations involving the sale, handling or serving of any liquor, either on a paid or voluntary basis.   Deep Fryers Minors may use fryers for cooking purposes. Although L&I

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Preventing Teen Injuries

Employment data show the hospitality and retail industries, including restaurants, employ 50 percent of teenagers, which contributes to the high incidence of injury to teens. In 2000, the Washington State

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“Show Up” Pay

An employer is not required by law to give advance notice to change an employee’s shift or to shorten it or lengthen it, thus there is no legal requirement for

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Using Teen Labor

The following is a checklist of what to have on file and regulations to follow when employing teen workers. There are three things an employer must have to employ youth