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DLI Issues Updated Guidance: 2023 Washington State Job Posting Requirements

December 7, 2022

Via: JD Supra

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 ( 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.

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