Kathy White, J.D.

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San Francisco Minimum Wage Poster

Why prohibit consideration of salary history? San Francisco employers will notice a new posting when they update their labor law posters this July.  The San Francisco Consideration of Salary History Ordinance, which was signed into law last summer, prohibits employers from asking about or using a job applicant’s prior salary history in deciding whether to Read more

This year, Wyoming OSHA has been a little tough on employers requiring them to update their workplace “Health and Safety Protection on the Job” posting for the second time this year.  The reason for the second Wyoming OSHA posting update is simple – Wyoming OSHA penalties have increased, again. To explain: Wyoming is one of Read more

Transgender Rights Workplace

A Candid Look at Restroom Parity As part of its mission to educate employers and workers and prevent discrimination and harassment in the workplace, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) has just released an updated version of the mandatory Transgender Rights in the Workplace posting.  The updated Transgender Rights posting provides indispensable Read more

Last month, our blog showcased several Washington State laws going into effect on June 7, 2018, protecting workers’ rights related to equal pay, domestic violence, and sexual harassment.  In this post, we wrap up our coverage of Washington’s 2018 legislative term with the Washington State Fair Chance Act also going into effect in June. The Read more

Washington State Sexual Harassment

If you’ve been following our blog, you already know that Washington State had a busy legislative year for employment-related laws.  In addition to the expansion of the state’s Equal Pay law and the added protection of workers who are victims of domestic violence from employment discrimination, the state also enacted strong sexual harassment laws designed Read more

Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Last week, we started a series of blogs on new State of Washington laws going into effect in June that will affect how employers manage an individual’s legal rights and physical protections in the workplace.  In this blog, we will look at Washington’s new Domestic Violence in the Workplace law that prohibits employment discrimination against Read more

Washington State wrapped up the 2018 legislative term with several new laws affecting individuals’ rights in the workplace.  Highlights include equal pay protections, protecting workers who are victims of domestic violence, strong sexual harassment laws, ban-the-box legislation, and a law authorizing increases in the penalties for violations of state occupational safety and health laws. We’ll Read more

Who says you need to be a lawyer to understand compliance with the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? FLSA compliance just got easier with a new tool introduced by the US Department of Labor (DOL). The DOL has created a series of short, easy-to-understand videos explaining employers’ basic responsibilities under the FLSA so employers Read more