Washington Employment and Labor Law Updates 2022


December

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


November

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


October

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


September

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


August

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July

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


June

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


May

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


April

Collective Bargaining

Bill

House Bill 2124

Summary

Concerns extending collective bargaining to legislative employees.

Enacted

04/04/2022

Effective Date

06/09/2022, 05/01/2024

Topics

Industry: Public_employer


March

State Paid Family and Medical Leave Act

Bill

Senate Bill 5649

Summary

Modifies the Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Act; includes within the definition of family leave any leave taken by an employee from work during the seven calendar days following the death of the family member for whom the employee would have qualified for medical leave under subsection (15) of this section for the birth of their child or would have qualified for family leave under (b) of this subsection.

Enacted

03/30/2022

Effective Date

03/30/2022, 06/09/2022

Topics

Family_members: Child, Miscarriage, Responsible_caregive, Stillbirth; Leave_laws: Bereavement, Medical


Illegal Acts of Discrimination

Bill

House Bill 1795

Summary

Modifies the Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Act; includes within the definition of family leave any leave taken by an employee from work during the seven calendar days following the death of the family member for whom the employee would have qualified for medical leave under subsection (15) of this section for the birth of their child or would have qualified for family leave under (b) of this subsection.

Enacted

03/24/2022

Effective Date

06/09/2022

Topics

Agreements: Non-disclosure, Settlements; Employment_relations: Current_employees, Independent_contract, New_employee, Prospective_employee; Prohibited_Practices: Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Sexual_assault; Wage_and_Hour: Wage_and_hour


Replacement of Term Marijuana with the Term Cannabis

Bill

House Bill 1210

Summary

Relates to voter registration; relates to list maintenance; relates to lists of decedents transmitted by State Registrar of Vital Records.

Enacted

03/11/2022

Effective Date

06/09/2022, 07/01/2022, 07/01/2023, 07/01/2024, 07/01/2030

Topics

Employer_Obligations: Marijuana


February

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.


January

There were no employment and/or labor bills that were enacted that were identified.

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