February 2022: Washington Delays Implementation of Long-Term Care Legislation

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of Washington What happened?On January 27, 2022, Governor Jay Inslee signed House Bills 1732 (HB 1732) and 1733 (HB 1733), which delay implementation and propose several reforms to the Washington Cares Act. What are the details?The new bills came after legislative leaders announced an intention to delay premium collections for the […]

January 2022: UPDATE: Washington Governor Clarifies that Employers Are Still “Legally Obligated” to Pay Premiums Under the Washington Cares Act

Update Applicable to:All employers in the state of Washington What happened?In our previous communication here, we informed you about the Washington Cares Fund, which creates a mandatory, public, state-run long-term care insurance program for workers. This is an update to that article. What are the details?In light of a class-action lawsuit filed against the Washington […]

January 2021 Washington HR Legal Updates

2021 Washington Privacy Act Released Update Applicable to:Employers operating within Washington State. What happened?The Washington State Legislature is once again working on passing a complete version of the Washington Privacy Act (WPA), that will impact all employers operating in the state. What are the details?The WPA will put several new requirements on businesses that utilize […]