Does This Law Apply to My Organization in Washington?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related Washington laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law1 Covered Employers2
Domestic violence leave law All employers
Industrial insurance (workers' compensation) law All employers
Medical Cannabis Act (formerly Medical Marijuana Act) All employers
Military Family Leave Act (MFLA) All employers
Washington Family Care Act Employers that provide paid leave benefits regardless of size
Washington Family Leave Act (FLA) Employers with 50 or more employees
Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA) All employers
Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) Employers with eight or more employees
Washington Veterans Employment and Reemployment Act (WVERA) All employers

1Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.
2Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.