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  • Your Rights and Responsibilities as an Employee in Washington State

    Detailed information about employment rights in Washington state. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Answering Questions From Employers About Criminal Records or Arrests

    It is not unusual for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to have been arrested for or convicted of crimes related to the violence. Additionally, proceedings related to protective orders can sometimes appear on criminal background checks, even if the protective order was issued on your behalf against your abuser or the perpetrator of an assault. When you are looking for a job, you may be asked about your arrest record or your criminal record. This guide answers some common questions about laws that can protect you against discrimination and afford you privacy. Read More

    By:
    Legal Momentum
  • Employee Background Checks

    When you're applying for a job and the employer requires a background check, you have rights — and the employer has rules to follow. Before you complete the application or go on the interview, know what the company legally can and cannot do. Read More

    By:
    Federal Trade Commission
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    Spanish / Español
  • Family Leave Laws

    Federal, Washington state, and local laws give many employees the right to take time off from work when they are seriously ill, to care for a newborn or newly placed child, or to care for an ill family member. This memo is a summary of Washington state and federal law protecting employees who need family leave. It does not include local laws. Read More

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    Russian / Pусский
  • Getting Hired

    Your first step towards getting a job may be filling out an application or having an interview. This is your chance to show the employer you have the skills to work for them. This publication explains what the employer may legally ask you in the interview or application. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Guide to Criminal Records and Employment in Washington State

    This guide provides general information about the rights and responsibilities of people with a criminal record who are looking for a job. Read More

    By:
    ACLU of Washington
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Information about what to do if there is a safety hazard or unsafe conditions in your workplace and what to do if you become injured or sick at work. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • I Lost My Job. Do I Have Rights?

    2102EN - Lost your job? You may have some legal rights. This publication will help you understand whether your termination was illegal, whether your employer owes you anything, whether you owe your employer anything and how to assert your rights. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Job Retaliation

    Most employment in Washington State is "at will." Your employer usually can fire you at will for any reason, or for no reason. There are exceptions to this rule. The employer may not fire you in retaliation for exercising your legal rights as an employee. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Know Your Rights: Domestic Workers in Washington State

    Information on your rights as a domestic worker or live-in home worker. Read More

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    Spanish / Español
    Russian / Pусский
  • Leave from Work for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

    Washington State has a law that allows employees to take time off from work to address domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Read this memo to learn more about your rights. Read More

    By:
    Legal Voice
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    Russian / Pусский
    Chinese / 中文
  • Sexual Harassment at Work

    Sexual harassment at work is a serious problem. It can make workers less productive. It can increase employee absenteeism and turnover. And it can hurt the health and well being of workers. Sexual harassment is not about sex. It is the harasser being hostile toward the victim or abusing power over the victim because of the victim’s gender. Read More

    By:
    Legal Voice
  • Teen Workers

    Link to the L & I web site containing comprehensive information for teen workers. Read More

    By:
    Department of Labor & Industries
  • Video - Getting a Job with a Juvenile Criminal Record

    A short tutorial covering your rights and responsibilities and tips when applying for jobs and you have a juvenile criminal record. Read More

    By:
    Washington State Office of Public Defense
  • Video - Your Rights Under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

    This video describes your rights under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. These are federal laws, so they are true for every state. Read More

    By:
    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
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    Spanish / Español
  • Wage and Hour Laws

    Overview of state law regarding wages, hours and other benefits. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Work Injuries and Your Rights

    2608EN - Workers in Washington State who are injured on the job or who suffer an occupational disease have the right to receive workers' compensation for their injury or illness. This is true whether or not a worker has legal work documents or is an undocumented worker. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español
  • Workplace Fairness Web Site

    A comprehensive web site explaining employment rights. Read More

    By:
    Workplace Fairness
  • WorkPlace Rights

    Link to the L & I web site with comprehensive information about your rights in the workplace. Read More

    By:
    Department of Labor & Industries

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