As we previously discussed in our August 2022 blog post, beginning January 1, 2023, Washington State’s Pay Transparency Act requires covered employers who post job openings that include a list of qualifications for a specific position must include compensation and benefit information in the posting.
Recently, the Department of Labor & Industries (DLI) issued official guidance that differs somewhat from previous statements (see Equal Pay and Opportunities Act ES.E.1 (wa.gov) beginning at page 3), which leads us to provide the following updates to our prior blog post:
Covered employers are those who engage in business in Washington and have 15 or more employees, including at least one of whom is Washington-based. Employees physically located in Washington will almost always be considered “Washington-based employees” but so can other employees. For information on how DLI evaluates whether an employee is “Washington-based,” see ES.A.13 Minimum Wage Act – Washington-Based Employee.