Recent News

Washington among the first to begin developing wildfire smoke worker-safety rules

Tumwater – The number of acres burned by wildfires in our state each year is increasing. And smoke from the Western wildfires last month left Washington with some of the worst air quality in the world at times, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

State's 2021 minimum wage reaches $13.69; impacts OT, salaried execs

Tumwater – The state's minimum wage will increase to $13.69 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2021. The change is significant this year because it also impacts wages paid to some salaried employees exempt from overtime and other protections under state law.