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Washington minimum wage to top $16 an hour next year

BY: - October 2, 2023

Minimum wage workers in Washington will get a pay hike in January. The state’s minimum wage will rise to $16.28 an hour starting Jan. 1, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries has announced. That’s a 54-cent increase from the current hourly rate of $15.74, which is the highest of any state in the nation […]

Lyft shortchanged thousands of drivers on pay, state investigators find

BY: - July 12, 2023

More than 15,000 Lyft drivers were paid less than required under new pay standards Washington enacted this year for the app-based ride-booking sector, a recent investigation by the state Department of Labor & Industries found.  After state officials contacted Lyft, the company conducted a self-audit and determined it owed nearly $193,000 in back pay to […]