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2022 Senate Bill 5761: Concerning employer requirements for providing wage and salary information to applicants for employment
Introduced by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on January 10, 2022
Referred to the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee on January 10, 2022
Substitute offered in the Senate on January 27, 2022
Modifies the requirements to provide wage information to require employers to provide the wage scale or salary range in job postings and to include a general description of all benefits and other compensation, rather than providing wage and salary information only upon request of an applicant after the initial job offe.
Referred to the Senate Rules Committee on January 28, 2022
Amendment offered by Sen. Emily Randall (Port Orchard) (D) on February 9, 2022
Defines the term "posting" to mean any solicitation intended to recruit job applicants for a specific available position, including recruitment done directly by an employer or indirectly through a third party, and includes any postings done electronically, or with a printed hard copy, that includes qualifications for desired applicants.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 9, 2022
Received in the House on February 12, 2022
Referred to the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee on February 12, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Gina Mosbrucker (Clark) (R) on March 1, 2022
Specifies that the wage scale or salary range posted does not need to reflect bonuses, incentives, or increases the employer provides or plans to provide existing employees in similar positions.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 1, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 1, 2022
Increases the employer threshold size, for when the salary provision applies, from 15 or more employees to 50 or more employees.
The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on March 1, 2022
Amendment offered by Rep. Larry A. Hoff (Vancouver) (R) on March 1, 2022
Provides a delayed effective date of January 1, 2023.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 1, 2022
Received in the Senate on March 7, 2022
Senate concurred in House amendments. Passed final passage..
Signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on March 30, 2022

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