What You Need To Know

Discover your rights and protections regarding wages, overtime, and employee classification. If you've faced unpaid overtime or workplace violations, contact Josephson Dunlap for expert representation and guidance.

Unravel the complexities of labor regulations and ensure fair treatment in your workplace.


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Washington Minimum Wage Laws

As of 2024, Washington's minimum wage is $16.28 per hour, one of the highest in the nation. Employers in Washington must comply with this state-mandated minimum wage to ensure they meet the legal requirements for employee wages.


Meal & Rest Breaks

Washington requires employers to provide a paid 10-minute rest break for every four hours of work, and a 30-minute meal break for shifts over five hours. These breaks are mandatory and designed to support worker health and productivity.

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Filing Claims

In Washington, employees can file a claim for unpaid overtime wages within three years of the date the wages were due. This statute of limitations is part of the state's commitment to protecting worker rights and ensuring fair compensation.


Washington Overtime Pay Laws

Washington state requires that employers pay overtime at one and a half times the regular rate for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. This regulation is strictly enforced to ensure employees receive proper pay for extra working hours.

Overtime Laws

Protections for workers

Unique to Washington, a recent update to state law has expanded overtime eligibility, making nearly all workers earning up to 2.5 times the minimum wage eligible for overtime pay. This expansion significantly increases the number of workers entitled to overtime, beyond federal standards.