New 2023 Laws Affecting Employment in Washington State

There are several new laws on the books this year that will affect many people in the workplace.   

*Minimum Wage Increase: The minimum wage increased to $15.74 per hour. 

Cities can set their minimum wage higher than the State requirements.  Seattle, for example, has an $18.69 minimum wage. 

*Job posting transparency:  Businesses with at least 15 employees will need to include the following information in their job postings:

  • Salary range or pay scale.
  • General description of all benefits offered.
  • Identify all other compensation.

*Rideshare Driver’s Rules:  Drivers have the right to minimum trip pay, paid sick time, workers’ compensation coverage, and protection from retaliation for exercising these rights.

*Overtime Exemption Threshold:  Employers with 50 or fewer employees must pay overtime if the employee earns the equivalent of 1.75 times the minimum wage in salary or less.  This number roughly calculates to about $58,000.00 per year.  

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