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Updated: May 3, 2024

Washington handbook: Everything you need to know about staying compliant

Published By:

Jon Davis

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Are you doing business in the state of Washington? Below are the mandates you need to be aware of

When operating a business, its important to keep track of your state’s requirements so compliance doesn’t slip through the cracks. The list below can help you stay organized and on top of compliance-related to-dos in the state of Washington.

Washington retirement plan marketplace

Though its not required, the state of Washington launched a retirement plan marketplace for businesses with 100 or fewer employees to shop for a plan.

Workers’ comp mandate

Did you know that the state of Washington requires almost all businesses with 1+ employees to provide a workers’ compensation policy?

Sexual harassment training

Though harassment training is not required in the state of Washington, it is highly recommended.

State registration

If you employ an employee in the state of Washington, you are required to set up state unemployment and withholding accounts. If you would like to streamline this process and take it off your plate, please visit our partner, Middesk to learn more.

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Jon Davis is the Sr. Content Marketing Manager at OnPay. He has over 15 years of experience writing for small and growing businesses. Jon lives and works in Atlanta.