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8

Feb

2013

Bill addressing the removal and discharge of police officers

SB 5668 was introduced by Sen. Padden (R-Spokane Valley) and is scheduled for a hearing on February 15 in the Senate Law & Justice Committee.
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Categories: Personnel

1

Feb

2013

Classifications of independent contractors causes concern for cities

On January 31, the House Labor and Workforce Development Committee heard HB 1440, which addresses wage issues and classification of independent contractors.
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Categories: Personnel

1

Feb

2013

Family Medical Leave insurance bills

The Legislature is hearing bills on whether to expand and fund changes to the Family Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI) program, or whether to remove the program from statute.
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Categories: Personnel

1

Feb

2013

Establishing standards and requiring employers to offer paid sick leave

HB 1313 sets minimum standards for how much sick and safe leave an employer must award to employees.
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Categories: Personnel

14

Dec

2012

County court rejects Legislature’s repeal of PERS 1 and TRS 1 annual increases

On November 9, a Thurston County judge ruled that the 2011 Legislature improperly repealed an annual increase provided to retirees and beneficiaries of PERS 1 and TRS 1.

20

Nov

2012

Pension ruling could hobble state budget

In 2011, HB 2021 eliminated the annual cost of living increase in benefits to retirees in two older state pension plans as part of a bipartisan effort to reduce the budget shortfall.
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9

Nov

2012

Update on Workers’ Comp Rates

While the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) reported there would be no general workers’ compensation rate increase for 2013, it is important to note that the 0% rate increase is an average.

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