The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued its long-awaited replacement of the overtime rule issued by the Obama administration. Krista Nelson provides a summary of the new rule's guidelines.
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Sarah Wixson was recently quoted in an article in the Capital Press that covered a presentation she made to the Washington Growers League. During the presentation on handling employee grievances, she addressed arbitration agreements. She explained that they must be understood by the employees who sign them.
Krista Nelson and Aviva Kamm explain how a new Washington law may require employers using non-disclosure agreements or arbitration clauses to revise their employment agreements.
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that Washington law requires agricultural employers to pay piece workers a separate hourly wage for time spent performing "activities outside the scope of piece-rate picking work." Sarah Wixson explains what ag employers should do next.
On January 4, 2018, the prevailing wage rate to be paid to H-2A workers increases to $14.12 per hour in Washington. Erika Hartliep explains employers' requirements for hiring H-2A workers.
On January 1, 2018, Washington state's new I-1433 paid sick-leave requirements will take effect. Sarah Wixson and Erika Hartliep explain what employers need to know.