Jim Shore Quoted on New Washington Law Requiring Employers to Include Wage and Benefit Info in Job Postings

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In a recent article, Jim Shore talked with Law360 about the possible effect on union organizing in Washington of a bill enacted into law at the start of 2023 that requires employers in the state with at least 15 workers to include salary ranges and benefits in their job postings.

According to veteran labor and employment attorney Shore, the transparency requirement, which was added by amendment to Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, could be a potential galvanizer of organizing activity.

“That’s information that could become readily accessible to people who are trying to organize,” he said. “Let’s say, for example, a union represents a competitive workforce, and there are benefits in that union’s contract or perhaps higher wages than [what] the employer who was seeking employees has publicized in their job posting. The union might conceivably start contacting that employer’s employees and saying, ‘Hey, you know, if you join us, we can get you this.’”

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