The mask mandate is back for Washingtonians and Governor Inslee has announced a vaccination mandate for state employees, educational settings, and health care providers. This article will provide you with an overview of what you need to know.
In this article, we summarize the updated guidance and clarify employer's obligations on whether or not employees are still required to wear masks and social distance in Washington State.
Today, on May 11, 2021, Governor Inslee signed Senate Bill 5172. The bill prevents lawsuits for overtime pay against agricultural employers who had relied on the agricultural exemption in the past. It phases the agricultural exemption out gradually until January 1, 2024, when it will be eliminated entirely.
On April 8, 2021, Gov. Inslee extended protections for employees at heightened risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19. Aviva Kamm explains the changes included in the latest extension.
With vaccines becoming more widely available, an increasing number of Americans are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Krista Slosburg explains what that means for Washington employers.
In addition to funding for vaccinations and additional stimulus payments, the American Rescue Plan contains some provisions to continue support for employers and workers as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Aviva Kamm explains.