Employee Communications: Washington
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Jessica Sussman
- Washington employees are presumed to be employed at-will. See Communicating Employer Expectations and Work Rules.
- Washington law requires employers to post certain notices, including posters addressing safety issues and unemployment benefits. See Communications in Postings Required by Washington Law.
- Washington allows the use of restrictive covenants in employment agreements. See Communicating Sensitive Information.
- Defamation claims often arise in the employment context, particularly when negative evaluations or job references have been provided by an employer. See Defamation.
- Washington law prohibits blacklisting. See Blacklisting.
- Washington restricts certain uses of mobile devices while driving. See Use of Mobile Devices.
- Localities including Seattle and Tacoma have requirements pertaining to employee communications. See Local Requirements.