New State Rules to Increase Cost of Labor

Employers in Washington state are now dealing with initiative 1433 which requires employers to provide paid sick leave to most employees beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

The initiative also increases the minimum wage over the next several years.  It ensures tips and service charges are given to the appropriate staff. And it protects employees from retaliation when exercising their rights under the Labor Standards Act.

MBA Kevin Hoult talked about that at Wednesday’s C of C meeting – explaining some of the finer points.

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