The Washington state House March 1 passed legislation that would require employers in the state with more than 15 workers to disclose wage scales or salary ranges in each job posting, including those through staffing firms, The Seattle Times reported. The legislation defines “posting” as any solicitation intended to recruit job applicants for a specific available position, including recruitment done directly by an employer or indirectly through a third party.
The legislation goes back to the Senate, which had previously passed a version of the bill, to review changes made by the House. If approved, the legislation would become law effective January 2023.
According to the House version of the bill, employers would be required to disclose in each posting for each job opening the wage scale or salary range, and a general description of all of the benefits and other compensation to be offered to the hired applicant.
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