Diversity Lottery

Now accepting applications from October 3, 2018 through November 6, 2018. 50,000 permanent residency visas become available each year for those who have completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school education, or have worked for at least two years within the last five in a qualifying occupation and were… Read More

Ryan Swanson’s 30th Annual Employment Seminar – Presentation Slides

Published on September 24, 2018 On September 25, 2018 the attorneys from Ryan Swanson presented their 30th Annual Employment Law Seminar.  The presentation discussions included: Washington’s Paid Family & Medical Leave (Silvia I. Lugo and Matt LaPalm from the Washington Employment Security Department) Workplace Investigations (case study by Kristin Nealey Meier) How… Read More

Voluntary Plan Application for Paid Family and Medical Leave Now Available

Published on September 19, 2018 Beginning January 1, 2019, all Washington employers must begin to deduct premiums from employees’ paychecks to contribute to the state plan for paid family and medical leave benefits unless the employer has an approved Voluntary Plan allowing the employer to offer these benefits on its… Read More