On January 1st, the minimum wage in Washington state increased from $14.49 to $15.74 per hour, an increase of $1.25. Learn more.
New requirements for workers who are exempt from overtime pay are also in effect. For small employers with 1-50 employees, overtime-exempt workers must make at least 1.75 times the minimum wage, or $57,293.60 per year. For large employers with 51 or more employees, overtime-exempt workers must make at least two times the minimum wage, or $65,478.40 per year. Learn more.
Additionally, a new pay transparency law took effect this week, requiring businesses with 15 or more employees to include wage scales or salary ranges in job postings, as well as other information.