Building Industry Association of Washington

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BIAW files suit against Governor Inslee and State due to violations of State Constitution

BIAW filed suit against Governor Jay Inslee, the State of Washington, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) because the Governor and legislature overstepped their constitutional authority in legislation that created new fines for builders.

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State to Mandate Overtime for Salaried Employees

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has proposed changes to the executive, administrative and professional overtime exemptions. Among the changes is an increase in the minimum salary threshold that affects all employers who will be required to pay salaried, overtime-exempt workers. The current threshold to be exempt from overtime pay set by the U.S. Department of Labor is $23,660 per year.

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