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Once again, the Minimum Wage is increasing in our State effective January 1, 2015.  The current rate is $9.32 and it is being raised .15 cents to $9.47.  Below I have copied directly from the Labor and Industries website the rationale and reasoning for the increase.  Since 1998 the State minimum wage has been increased… Read more »

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Every day approximately 685 workers’ compensation claims are accepted for work related injuries and illnesses (250,000 per year) in Washington State. Every week there is approximately 2 work related deaths in Washington State. Indirect costs of workplace injuries are unknowable but include loss of quality of life, personal financial ruin, and loss of productivity, morale,… Read more »