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Archive for April 2020

COVID-19 Resources for Employees and Unemployment

For anyone trying to manage a layoff, furlough, job loss, or separation, we recommend accessing the resources at the Unemployment Law Project (ULP).  The ULP has many free self-help resources online.  They are also offering information and resources over the phone as well as ongoing webinars discussing the impacts of COVID-19 and unemployment benefits.  The…

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Amended Law Protects Employee Medical Records

On Tuesday, March 31, 2019, Governor Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 6236, which amended RCW 49.60.510.  As amended, the law provides more robust protections for employees who allege discrimination.  Specifically, the law protects an employee’s ability to maintain the confidentiality as to most of their medical records.  The law governs situations where an employee:…

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