Washington Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Starting January 1, 2018

Mandatory sick leave begins in Washington as of January 1, 2018.  The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries issued new rules recently providing details on how the law will be applied.  The rules are available here at: Adopted Rules. Employers should update their Employee Handbooks and internal procedures soon in order to be in… Continue reading Washington Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Starting January 1, 2018

AG Says Title VII Does Not Prohibit Transgender Discrimination

The Attorney General of the United States issued a memo on October 4, 2017, that reversed the Obama Administration’s position that Title VII protects transgender individuals.  The memo says: “Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity per se.”  And, explains that: “the sole issue addressed in this memorandum is what conduct Title… Continue reading AG Says Title VII Does Not Prohibit Transgender Discrimination