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.
Stokes Law Briefs
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.
The new year will bring new sick-leave requirements for employers in Washington, which result from Initiative 1433. Erika Hartliep summarizes what the new law means to employers.
While the statewide mandatory paid sick and safe leave for employees will not go into effect until next year, several cities throughout the state have their own regulations currently in place. The city regulations vary depending on location, type of business, and number of employees.