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Election Update

It seems we have a president-elect, and as the nation watches two potential U.S. Senate runoff races, Washington state continues…

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October Building Insight

BIAW’s October issue of the Building Insight magazine is all about workforce development in honor of Careers in Construction Month.…

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2021 Salary Thresholds Set for Overtime Exempt Employees

The state’s minimum wage will increase to $13.69 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2021. The change is significant this year…

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BIAW Requests Information and Submits Public Records Requests Regarding ESD Fraud

BIAW filed a public record request on Oct. 5, 2020, to Washington Employment Security Department (ESD) regarding the unemployment fraud…

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Residential Construction Leading Economy Despite Shutdown

The September forecast submitted by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council reports residential construction activity continues to rise…

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COVID-19 Unemployment Account Rule

In the 2020 session, the Legislature passed Engrossed House Bill 2965 which provided support for Washington employers and employees in response to…

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