Washington

Washington State Employers Beware, Obesity Can be a Disability

It is illegal to refuse to hire qualified potential employees because the employer perceives them to be obese, the Washington Supreme Court has ruled. After a federal court in Seattle dismissed the case, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals had asked Washington’s highest court to resolve the issue because it involved a matter of state …

Washington State Employers Beware, Obesity Can be a Disability Read More »

WA UPDATE: Washington State Paid Family Leave Law

DEDUCTIONS EFFECTIVE 1-1-19 BENEFITS EFFECTIVE 1-1-20 All Washington employers must provide paid family and medical leave under a bill signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on July 5. The new law creates an insurance fund that employers and employees both pay into, with a 0.4 percent payroll tax. Payroll deductions will begin on Jan. 1, 2019, …

WA UPDATE: Washington State Paid Family Leave Law Read More »