Premium collections for Paid Family and Medical Leave begin January 1, 2019. Employers must begin withholding the premiums from employee paychecks, or plan to cover part or all of the employee’s share. And employers need to start preparing for quarterly reporting by tracking hours and wages for all employees (full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary, and seasonal) as well as tracking total premiums collected from employees.
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.
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.
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.
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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