Tag Archive: Washington State Law

Washington Cares Fund

Should Your Employees Opt Out of the Washington Cares Fund?

by | July 28, 2021

You’re probably aware that Washington State is the first in the nation to implement a state-run long-term care trust to provide funds to residents to cover long-term care costs under the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Act (“Washington Cares Fund”). We previously shared the details of the Act in one of our latest blogs. The... View Article

capital gains tax

Planning for Washington’s New Capital Gains Tax

by | May 10, 2021

In late April 2021, Washington state lawmakers approved a new capital gains tax that takes effect on January 1, 2022. The bill imposes a 7% tax on long-term capital gains exceeding $250,000, such as on profits on the sale of stocks, bonds, and businesses. Supporters of the capital gains tax see it as a solution... View Article

Gender Diversity in Washington Boardrooms

Gender Diversity in Washington Boardrooms

by | March 24, 2021

Despite the push in recent years for increased gender equality in the workplace, many company boardrooms are still largely male-dominated. In June of 2020, Governor Jay Inslee signed SSB 6037 into law in an effort to recognize the many qualified women in the Pacific Northwest. Developed by the Washington State Women’s Commission, the law aims... View Article

WA State Non-Compete Law

Washington State is Making Big Changes to Non-compete Laws

by | May 6, 2019

Update: Governor Inslee signed this legislation on May 9, 2019, making it law. Changes will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Washington’s State’s Governor Jay Inslee is very likely to sign a new bill regulating non-competition agreements. The new law places restrictions on which workers can be subject to non-competition agreements and specific terms.... View Article

Stormwater Regulations for Business

Stormwater Requirements for Businesses

by | January 14, 2019

There’s been a lot of interest lately on the plight of the southern Puget Sound Orca pod population and the impact that stormwater and other pollution may have on them.  With their numbers declining, the state of Washington is considering various options to address the decline.  Meanwhile, the federal government is also considering revising water quality and stormwater... View Article

Happy Children

Paid Family Leave Program Premiums begin Jan 1st – Employers, are you ready?

by | November 12, 2018

Washington’s Employment Security Department (ESD) has finalized its second round of rulemaking regarding the State’s new Paid Family Leave Program.  These rules provide additional information on employer reporting requirements, voluntary Paid Family Leave program requirements, deadlines, small business assistance, and other issues.  The rules will take effect on December 3, 2018. Premium collection will begin... View Article