Employment Law
September 17th, 2018

Not anymore, thanks to Evidence Rule 413 adopted by the Washington Supreme Court that took effect on September 1, 2018. The new rule limits when and how a person’s immigration status can be used as evidence.

August 9th, 2018

Employers are required to permit current and former employees to inspect their own personnel file at least annually, but an employer may refuse to permit access to certain records.

March 28th, 2018

Paid sick leave and paid family medical leave are two recent, big developments in Washington employment law. On January 1, 2019, premium assessments will begin for the new Paid Family Medical Leave system managed by Employment Security Department.

March 2nd, 2018

In Washington State, a person has the right to be free from discrimination in the workplace on the basis of sex or sexual orientation. The rules do not protect individuals who use the facility under false pretenses.

January 3rd, 2018

On January 1, 2018, Washington’s paid sick leave law went into effect. The paid sick leave law requires employers to notify, in written or electronic form, each employee…

December 6th, 2017

Wages are simply the compensation due to an employee by reason of employment. Basically, all work must be paid for with limited exceptions.

June 7th, 2017

One of the biggest sources of confusion I see from businesses in Whatcom County is trying to figure out the difference between independent contractors and employees.

April 18th, 2016

Audits can be scary for businesses, given the mystery surrounding these audits and the complex laws and regulations these agencies enforce. There are a few tips businesses can follow to make an audit go more smoothly.

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