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 40 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, 2019: Washington Minimum Wage Increases to $12.00 per Hour

January 1, 2019: Washington Requires Collection of Employee Contributions for Paid Family Leave Benefits

January 1, 2019: Washington Amends Service Animals Law

January 1, 2019: Seattle, Washington, Minimum Wage Increases

April 30, 2019: Washington Requires Quarterly Paid Family and Medical Leave Premium Payments

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 Handbook Statement: Washington

Lactation Accommodation Handbook Statement: Washington

Military Leave Handbook Statement: Washington

Paid Sick and Safe Leave Handbook Statement: SeaTac, Washington

Pregnancy Accommodation Handbook Statement: Washington

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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