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Certificate of Parental Improvement (CPI)

If you have an older founded finding of child abuse or neglect in the state of Washington, getting this certificate can give you a chance to work. #2960EN

Leave from Work for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking

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

Worker Rights & COVID-19: What you should know

Workers in Washington state – regardless of immigration status − have the right to a safe workplace. As a worker, you may be able to get help from the government if you are unable to work because you have contracted COVID-19, were exposed or worried you may have been exposed to the coronavirus, or you feel unsafe at work. #2508EN

Work Injuries and Your Rights

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. #2608EN

Certificate of Parental Improvement (CPI)

If you have an older founded finding of child abuse or neglect in the state of Washington, getting this certificate can give you a chance to work. #2960EN

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.

Certificate of Parental Improvement (CPI)

If you have an older founded finding of child abuse or neglect in the state of Washington, getting this certificate can give you a chance to work. #2960EN

Video Series - H-2A Guest Workers in Washington State

Know your rights and responsibilities as a guest worker in the state of Washington under the H-2A program.

Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave

Workers in Washington state can now start to apply for paid leave! Learn about when and how you can get paid leave.

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