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.

Law* Covered Employers**

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

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