Legislative Updates

Legislative Updates

From the monthly archives: April 2018

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Stopping to Save Lives

2018 National Safety Stand-Down May 7-11. After adding more than 30,000 jobs in January alone, the construction industry shows no signs of slowing down. With more workers comes more responsibility for safety. Falls from heights are still the leading cause of death in the private construction industry and lack of proper fall protection is the most frequently cited violation by OSHA. That is why each year; the construction industry dedicates a week of safety events to stopping fatal falls. Jobsites across the country and internationally pause work so that employers and workers can talk about fall prevention and commit to on-the-job safety. The combined effort from OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and CPWR–The Center for Construction Research and Training is known as the National Safety Stand-Down. Last year marked the fourth annual Stand-Down with nearly 150 free public events reaching more than 1 million workers. By continuing to reach workers and employers, OSHA ...

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Washington State Paid Sick Leave Information

Initiative 1433 was passed by Washington voters in November 2016 which increases in the minimum wage, directs employers to convey tips and service charges to appropriate employees were applicable, prohibits retaliation and requires employers to provide their employees with Paid Sick Leave starting January 1, 2018. The Paid Sick Leave Law applies to all employees who are subject to Washington Minimum Wage (e.g. hourly and salary employees who are not overtime exempt). What Can Paid Sick Leave Be Used For? Leave may be used when the employee is injured (not a work-related injury), ill, or otherwise seeking medical diagnosis, treatment, or preventative care. Leave can be used when the employee must be absent from work when a family member is injured, ill, or otherwise seeking medical diagnosis, treatment, or preventative care. Exactly who qualifies as a “family member” is defined in the new law. Leave can be used when an employee’s child’s school is closed by a pu ...

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