L&I updates draft policy to provide guidance on job posting requirements

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L&I’s Employment Standards Program has made changes to its draft administrative policy that will give employers guidance on new job posting requirements. The changes are based on recent public feedback received. The program is now seeking public comment on the second draft of the policy.

Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5761, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023, amends part of the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (RCW 49.58). The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries enforces the act.

Under the new law, employers will have to include information in job postings such as a wage/salary range, and a general description of all benefits and other compensation. These requirements apply only to employers with 15 or more employees. The program rewrote portions of the draft policy to provide additional clarity around these requirements.

The policy, ES.E.1 Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, also provides guidance on the department’s existing interpretations of the act.

You can review the updated draft policy on the program’s engagement website.

L&I will accept final comments until the close of business Sep. 16. You can submit comments on the Employment Standards engagement website, by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or mailing them to:

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries

ATTN:  Bridget Osborne – Policy Analyst

Employment Standards Program

PO Box 44510

Olympia, WA 98504-4510

L&I will host a final virtual public feedback session from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 6. Out of an abundance of caution related to COVID-19 and promoting social distancing, this discussion will be held as a web conference.

To attend by computer, click the Sept. 6 Zoom link and submit the passcode ES092022! at the prompt. To take part by phone, call 253-215-8782 for webinar ID 883 1897 7689 and enter the code 647907730 when prompted.



Thursday, 25 August 2022