Washington Telecommuting laws & HR compliance analysis

Washington Telecommuting: What you need to know

The state department of Human Resources recognizes that remote work in some capacity has become a normal occurrence and provides resources for remote state employees at ofm.wa.gov.
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Seattle requires employers to reimburse employees for employer expenses, including all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by employees as a direct consequence of the discharge of their duties (Seattle Mun. Code ch. 14.20).
Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance requires employers to provide paid leave to employees who work in Seattle to care for themselves or family members or during closures of work in certain circumstances. More details are available at www.seattle.gov.
Last updated on June 8, 2021.

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