Washington Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in Washington are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of Washington

Date
Poster/Update
  • 10/2020

    Your Rights as a Worker (Summary of Workplace Rights) - Includes Paid Sick Leave & Family Leave Act-New text added pertaining to the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act.

  • 08/2019

    Domestic Violence Resources-New notice with information about domestic violence in Washington.

  • 05/2019

    Your Rights as a Worker (Summary of Workplace Rights) - Includes Paid Sick Leave & Family Leave Act-Revised to include new information about the Paid Family and Medical Leave which starts on January 1st, 2020 and new added Equal Pay Opportunity act information.

  • 12/2019

    Paid Family and Medical Leave-Updated with this new poster requirement for the state of Washington.

  • 10/2017

    Your Rights as a Worker (Summary of Workplace Rights) - Includes Paid Sick Leave & Family Leave Act-Updated with new Paid Sick Leave Law effective January 1, 2018.

  • 10/2015

    Washington OSHA - Safety and Health Protection-Updated with new guidelines on reporting various injuries at work, along with formatting changes throughout the poster.

  • 12/2012

    Washington OSHA - Safety and Health Protection-OSHA updated w/ new guidelines on how to handle job place accidents & guidelines on how to handle deaths at work.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

  • 05/2015

    Wyoming OSHA - Health and Safety Protection-Updated to reflect an employees right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.

  • 08/2009

    Anti-Discrimination Notice Poster-States work-authorized employees should not be discriminated against and which documents should be accepted.

  • 08/2009

    IRS Withholding Notice Poster-Clarifies when the W-4 should be reviewed.

  • 07/2009

    Wyoming Minimum Wage-The federal minimum wage reflects $7.25.

  • 11/2009

    Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law (EEOC) - Includes GINA-Addition of Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) Regulation.

  • 11/2008

    The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA)-Added the Office of Special Counsel to the poster and modified existing text to incorporate the new office information.

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Washington Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Notice To Employees (Revised Code of WA 51.14.100) You must inform employees whether your company is self-insured, or has been insured through the Department of Labor's Workers' Compensation program. The Complete Washington Labor Law Posters display this information clearly and accurately.
  • Job Safety and Health Protection (Revised Code of WA 49.17.050) The Complete Washington Labor Law Posters display mandatory information regarding Job Safety and Health Protection. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Your Rights as a Non-Agricultural Worker Agricultural Worker Employers must be notified of their rights. The Complete Washington Labor Law Posters provide them with this information, so that they're informed, and your company is compliant with the law.
  • Unemployment Compensation (Revised Code of WA 50.20.140) You must notify employees of their unemployment compensation rights. The Complete Washington Labor Law Posters display this information clearly and accurately.
  • Washington Family Medical Leave The Washington Complete Labor Law Poster notifies your employees of their Family Medical Leave rights. You're legally obligated to post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Workers' Compensation Notice The Washington Complete Labor Law Poster provides mandatory information regarding your employees' Workers' Compensation rights and obligations.
  • Discrimination Notice You must maintain a discrimination-free workplace, and notify employees of this legal requirement. The Washington Complete Labor Law Poster displays this information for all to review as required.
  • Self-Insured Workers' Compensation If your company is self-insured, you must inform employees of this fact. The Washington Complete Labor Law Poster allows you to make this designation.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in Washington in 2020:

Washington will have a state minimum wage of $13.50 effective January 1, 2020.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of Washington

  • Wage & Hour - (866) 219-7321
  • OSHA - (360) 902-4200
  • Workers' Compensation - (800) 547-8367
  • Unemployment Insurance - (866) 697-4831

*The quick facts should be used for informational purposes only and should not be used as legal advice or opinion. Please consult a legal expert in your area for your specific situation.

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