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State minimum wage to stay stagnant in 2016

Washington state's minimum wage will stay at $9.47 per hour in 2016, as the national Consumer Price Index did not increase.

September 2015
Mason County to get help with economic development

Mason County to get help with economic development

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) has approved $50,000 for an economic development feasibility study in Mason County, targeting growth and job creation.

September 2015

Tacoma to host information sessions on paid sick leave

Employers will get the chance to learn more about Tacoma's new paid sick leave ordinance at two employer information sessions in October.

September 2015

State to crack down on employee misclassification

Yesterday, the United States Department of Labor awarded Washington $415,935 as part of $10 million in state grants, which will be used to audit employers and identify misclassified employees.

September 2015

Tacoma business owners launch $12 For Tacoma campaign

A pair of small business owners are officially launching a campaign to pass the proposed $12 minimum wage in Tacoma.

September 2015

Unemployment stays steady for third straight month

In August, the unemployment rate in Washington stayed at 5.3 percent for the third month in a row, compared to 6.2 percent in August of 2014.

September 2015

Former employee wins lawsuit against Graham dentistry

A former worker at Graham Family Dentistry and Graham Denture Center was awarded over $500,000 in damages in Pierce County Superior Court yesterday.

August 2015

Mud Bay's move to employee ownership made official

Today, at the company's annual employee "Mudstock" training event, held on the campus of Green River Community College, co-CEOs Lars and Marisa Wulff officially signed off on the ESOP.

August 2015

Report: Workers burned by car wash chemicals

According to a new report released by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industry, car wash workers are getting serious burns from hydrofluoric acids-based products.

August 2015

Tacoma releases new paid sick leave resources

In an email sent out last night, the city announced a paid time off policy checklist, a finalized notice to employers and employees and an online application for a premium pay program.

August 2015
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