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The state of Washington will prohibit employers from making hiring decisions based on off-duty use of cannabis or positive pre-employment drug test results that find an applicant to have nonpsychoactive cannabis metabolites in their hair, blood, urine, or other bodily fluids.
Washington State’s My Health My Data Act (the Act), which is working its way through the reconciliation process after the Washington Senate and House passed different versions of the Act, is ultimately expected to be signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee this year.
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) released a draft administrative policy regarding tips, gratuities, and service charge requirements for employers.
On March 24, the Washington Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision upheld the 7% capital gains tax enacted in 2021, concluding the tax violated neither the Washington state Constitution nor the U.S. Constitution.
The amount of taxes due this year for many Washington state taxpayers just increased following a 7-2 decision from the Washington Supreme Court in which it reversed a lower court’s ruling and held that the state’s new capital gains tax is valid.
The Seattle City Council passed a first-of-its-kind ordinance prohibiting discrimination based on caste in employment, housing, and public accommodation.
Effective January 1, 2023, Washington employers must comply with SB 5761, commonly known as Washington’s Pay Transparency Law, signed by Governor Jay Inslee on March 30, 2022.
Washington’s Silenced No More Act limits all Washington employers’ use of nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions in employment agreements.
The Washington Employment Security Department’s (ESD) Leave and Care Division has adopted rules to implement revisions to the Washington Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program (also known as “WA Cares”).
The Seattle Office of Labor Standards has released a Fact Sheet on the city’s Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance offering guidance on the implementation of new pay protections for independent contractors.
Green directives on the energy performance of buildings, including energy performance certificate (EPC) ratings in the European Union and United Kingdom, are urging the European real estate industry to assess the costs of compliance.
Impacting environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) initiatives of the financial industry in Florida, on April 19, 2023, the Florida Senate passed Florida House Bill 3 (HB 3 or the Bill) by a vote of 28 YEAS to 12 NAYS.
Just three years after passing a statute significantly restricting the enforceability of physician non-compete agreements, Indiana’s legislature has passed an amendment, Senate Enrolled Act No. 7.
On April 3, 2023, the US Tax Court issued its opinion in Farhy v. Commissioner, holding that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) lacked the statutory authority to both assess tax penalties under Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 6038(b) and collect said penalties via a levy against the taxpayer.
We said it earlier this month: With many state legislative sessions coming to an end, we were likely to see a push by states to finish up debates and votes on consumer privacy laws, and now you can count Tennessee (and Montana) among those states doing just that.
Under new legislation coined the “Coronavirus Stop Act,” employers doing business in the state of Idaho may no longer require a coronavirus vaccination as a term of employment unless required by federal law or where the terms of employment include travel to foreign jurisdictions requiring vaccination.
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