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Updated to reflect a forthcoming amendment to the creditor garnishment withholding limits.
Updated to include the definition of reportable wages under paid family and medical leave final rules, and the forthcoming increase in the amount of wages payable to a deceased employee's estate and required pay deductions for long-term care benefits.
Updated to reflect proposed rules that would increase the minimum salary and update the duties tests for most overtime-exempt workers.
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries issued draft regulations, under which the minimum salary for executive, administrative, professional and outside sales employees would increase from the current level of $23,660 to $49,140 for large employers and to $35,100 for small employers, effective July 1, 2020.
Colorado and Washington both have enacted salary history question bans, making them the 9th and 10th states placing such prohibitions on employers. Colorado's measure is part of a broad pay equity law.