Washington Notices (Posting) laws & HR compliance analysis

Washington Notices (Posting): What you need to know

Washington requires that all employers post several notices in the workplace informing employees of their rights and obligations under various employment laws. The notices must be placed conspicuously and in enough places to be easily seen by employees as they enter and exit the workplace.
Most of the state's required workplace posters are available online from the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (DLI) at http://www.lni.wa.gov.
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Overview. Detailed discussion is provided below on selected, broadly applicable state employment poster and notice requirements.
Please note that additional poster and notice requirements and best practices may apply, particularly in industrial workplaces, healthcare and educational facilities, and other workplaces with unique or specific needs.
Child labor. Washington law requires that employers post in plain view at least one copy of a valid permit to employ minors. Also, an order showing minimum wages, allowed hours and occupations, meal and break times, and other conditions of work governing minor employees must be posted in the workplace (WA Admin. Code Sec. 296-125-0224).
Discrimination. It is recommended that employers with eight or more employees display the Human Rights Commission notice, "Washington Law Prohibits Discrimination in Employment." The poster is available for download at http://www.hum.wa.gov.
Family leave. Employers must conspicuously display posters describing an employer's obligations and an employee's rights under the Family Leave Act. The poster must also describe all state laws regulating maternity and sick child leave and indicate that federal or local ordinances, laws, rules, or regulations may also apply. The ...

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