Summit Law (Washington): Protection for High-Risk Workers in Washington

FIRST PUBLISHED ON 04.14.2020 – Governor Jay Inslee issued a proclamation on Monday, April 13, 2020, mandating specific accommodations for “high-risk” employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The proclamation prohibits employers from denying leave requests submitted by high-risk health care providers and emergency responders, requires employers to make alternative work arrangements for high-risk employees, entitles high-risk employees to access accrued leave or unemployment benefits if alternative work arrangements are not feasible, and mandates continued health care coverage for high-risk employees during such leave. The proclamation will remain in effect until June 12, 2020, unless extended. MORE.

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