Several states, the District of Columbia, and the city of Seattle have laws requiring organizations to provide their employees with reimbursement for any “necessary work-related expenses.”
n Washington State, a company's Worker's Compensation Composite rate (also known as the Premium or Hourly Rate) calculated using four separate base rates assigned to the company based on their risk class.
Companies who pay employees in Washington State must file for a business license in WA and register online to receive the necessary tax account and ID numbers and tax rates.
In a rare move, the Oregon and Washington state agencies that oversee each state’s paid family and medical leave programs have issued joint guidance on how to make the employer contribution for family leave when more than one state is involved.
Providing workers with time off from work to care for themselves and family members during times of illness was a high priority for many of the state legislatures before the advent of the coronavirus.