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8

Sep

2017

New LEOFF 2 contribution change for third party contracts, timeline update from DRS

As we have previously reported, the state’s newly-passed operating budget included a shift in pension contributions when the employer contracts with a non-LEOFF 2 employer for services.
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Categories: Personnel

8

Sep

2017

Rulemaking continues on new I-1433 paid sick leave requirement

Voters passed Initiative 1433 in 2016, raising the state’s minimum wage and requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees effective January 2018.
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Categories: Personnel

8

Sep

2017

State agency engaging in new rulemaking on occupational lead exposure

The state agency tasked with regulating occupational safety, Labor & Industries (L&I), is engaged in new rulemaking on employee lead exposure.
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Categories: Personnel

22

Aug

2017

Rulemaking continues on new I-1433 paid sick leave requirement – public comment deadline 9/1

Voters passed Initiative 1433 in 2016 raising the state’s minimum wage and requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees effective January 2018.
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Categories: Personnel

16

Aug

2017

New LEOFF 2 contribution change for third party contracts, new policy under scrutiny

As we have previously reported, the state’s newly-passed operating budget included a shift in pension contributions when the employer contracts with a non-LEOFF 2 employer for services.
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Categories: Personnel

14

Aug

2017

Significant developments in personnel and pensions in 2017

This session saw significant changes to the personnel environment with the Legislature passing a new Paid Family & Medical Leave program.

21

Jul

2017

Budget includes new LEOFF 2 state/employer contribution shift under special circumstances

The state’s newly-passed operating budget includes a new item of interest to LEOFF 2 employers.
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Categories: Personnel

7

Jul

2017

LEOFF 2 state contribution maintained in the 2017-19 budget but other LEOFF 2 changes made

The newly-passed 2017-19 biennial budget maintains the state commitment to funding their 20% share of the LEOFF 2 contributions ($70M in 2018, $73.3M in 2019).
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Categories: Personnel

7

Jul

2017

Rulemaking continues on new paid sick leave requirement – public hearings set

Voters passed Initiative 1433 in 2016 raising the state’s minimum wage and requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees effective January 2018.
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Categories: Personnel

7

Jul

2017

Legislature passes new statewide Paid Family & Medical Leave program

As part of the whirlwind activity to pass the operating budget on June 30, the Legislature passed SSB 5975, instituting a new Paid Family & Medical Leave program.
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Categories: Personnel

30

Jun

2017

Cities fare well in adopted 2017-19 state operating budget

On the final day of the state’s fiscal year, and 175 days after coming to Olympia in January, legislators adopted an operating budget, thus avoiding a state government shutdown.

19

Jun

2017

Agreement reached on new statewide Paid Family and Disability Leave program

The Legislature introduced dueling bills early in the 2017 session to create a funded paid family and disability leave program.
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Categories: Personnel

16

Jun

2017

New DRS pension rates to go into effect on July 1 for PERS, PSERS and LEOFF

The Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) recently provided notice of pending contribution rate changes for the LEOFF, PERS, PSERS and the WSPRS pension systems.
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Categories: Personnel

2

Jun

2017

Fire Insurance Premium Tax distributions

One of the issues that remains part of the budget negotiations is a change to the distribution formula for Fire Insurance Premium Tax distributions in the Senate-proposed budget.

2

Jun

2017

AWC submits response letter in state agency’s paid sick leave rulemaking process

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has been creating rules to enforce the paid sick leave requirements of Initiative 1433.
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Categories: Personnel

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