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The Basics (4)+

  • 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 explains what the employer may legally ask you in the interview or application. #2907EN Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Unemployment Benefits - Free Legal Help

    Were you denied unemployment benefits? Have you tried to appeal? Find out how to get free legal help. Read More

    By:
    Unemployment Law Project
  • 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 Content Detail

    By:
    Department of Labor & Industries
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    Spanish / Español
  • 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 Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
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    Spanish / Español

When You've Lost Your Job (4)+

  • I am Unable to Work Due to COVID-19

    Read about reasons you may be unable to work due to COVID-19 and possible paid leave options. Includes sample letters workers can use to take time off of work. #2506EN Read More

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

    Lost your job? You may have some legal rights. This 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. #2102EN 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
  • Unemployment Benefits - Free Legal Help

    Were you denied unemployment benefits? Have you tried to appeal? Find out how to get free legal help. Read More

    By:
    Unemployment Law Project
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