Wage Lien Legislation Proposes Liens Against Employer’s Personal Property
February 1, 2021
There is currently a system in place in Washington for employees to file wage complaints with the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). This system would mostly avoid the need for aggrieved workers to hire attorneys. Instead, it is meant to be accessible and straightforward. If it’s not meeting this goal, then L&I should look inward to improve its system rather than creating an expensive mess that benefits no one but the plaintiff’s attorneys.
HB 1369 is scheduled to be heard Tuesday, Feb 2, at 10 a.m. in the House Labor & Workplace Standards Committee.
SB 5355 is scheduled to be heard Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m. in the Senate Labor, Commerce & Tribal Affairs Committee.