Washington: Recent Employment Updates


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July 28, 2019, unless otherwise noted


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Washington enacted several new laws before the close of this year’s legislative session; key provisions are summarized below.

Domestic Violence Resources Poster. Employers must now post a Domestic Violence Resources poster in a conspicuous location.

Lactation Accommodations. Employers are required to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for up to two years after birth each time the employee needs to express the milk. Employers must provide a private location, other than a bathroom, for lactation. If the business location does not have a lactation space, the employer must work with the employee to identify a convenient location and work schedule to accommodate their needs.

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