Washington HR and Employment Law

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Access key resources that help private employers in Washington stay apprised of HR and employment law developments, obtain insights on how the developments compare to related Federal requirements, and customize tools to comply with state and municipal requirements. All are available to XpertHR subscribers; explore them here! You may wish to start with the following state-specific resources:

You can access the full Washington Employment Law Manual (over 50 state-specific reference resources) and Employee Handbook templates (over 20 state-specific handbook policy templates) below, as well as view key state and municipal deadlines, additional state-specific resources and links to key municipal coverage.

XpertHR's Legal Timetable helps you keep track of key compliance dates in Washington, as well as other states and municipalities:

January 1, 2018: Tacoma, Washington, Amends Paid Sick Leave Law

January 1, 2018: Washington Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect

January 1, 2018: Washington Minimum Wage Increases to $11.50 per Hour

January 1, 2018: Seattle, Washington, Minimum Wage Increases

January 1, 2018: Tacoma, Washington, Minimum Wage Increases to $12.00

Employee Handbooks

Create or update your Washington Handbook with XpertHR's comprehensive state-specific handbook policy statements. The Washington Employee Handbook Table of Contents links to all available policy statements, including:

Access to Personnel Files

Lactation Accommodation

Military Leave

Paid Sick and Safe Leave [10+ Employees; Accrual Method] (Spokane)

Pregnancy Accommodation

Municipality Coverage

Search for local law requirements in the following key municipalities:




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A round-up of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help Washington employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.

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