Are you keeping up with changing wage rates and HR compliance requirements?

Minimum wage and overtime threshold levels now rise with inflation every year in Washington state. Make sure you are complying by paying your staff above these levels starting on January 1, 2021:

  • 2021 State minimum wage:  $13.69 per hour (higher for the cities of Seattle and SeaTac)
  • Salary level below which you must pay overtime:  
    • Small employers (up to 50 employees):  $42,713 per year
    • Large employers (51+): $49,832 per year

While you are at it, be sure you post an updated copy of “Your Rights as a Worker” poster in an area where your employees can read it.  If your staff are working from home, consider sharing the link with them as well.  Don’t be fooled by companies that want to sell you the required workplace posters—all are available free of charge from the government.

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Laura Pierce is the Executive Director of Washington Nonprofits.