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Published on Friday, February 7, 2014

Bill would preempt local governments from regulating employment laws of businesses in their jurisdiction

SB 6307 preempts a local government from making changes to personnel issues including wages, hours of work, employee retention and leave from employment as it relates to businesses operating in their jurisdiction.

Some Washington cities have explored regulating wages or sick leave accrual thus sparking this legislation.

AWC testified in opposition to the bill because of its preemption of local authority.

SB 6307 Passed from the Senate Commerce and Labor committee and is headed to the Rules Committee. AWC will continue to track the issue.

Categories: Personnel