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Bankruptcy & Debt

Washington Inheritance Law & Probate Procedure

Washington Unemployment Benefits

Washington Wage & Hour Law

  • Washington Minimum Wage:  

    The minimum wage in Washington is $16.28 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in The Evergreen State must be paid at least $16.28 an hour. A couple of local governments in Washington have passed ordinances establishing a higher minimum wage.

    King County Minimum Wage

    The minimum wage in King County is $16.28 an hour, the state minimum wage. However, cities and counties in Washington are free to adopt their own higher minimum wage, and dozens of cities and counties across the country have done so. To find out whether King County has passed its own minimum wage law since we last updated, visit

    Seattle Minimum Wage

    The current minimum wage in Seattle is $19.97 an hour, if you work for an employer with more than 500 employees. If you work for an employee with 500 or fewer employees, the minimum wage depends on whether your employer pays at least $1.52 per hour towards your medical benefits. If so, the minimum wage is $17.25 an hour. If not, the minimum wage is $19.97 an hour.

  • Overtime Pay: Every state has rules about weekly maximum hours and overtime. Learn about the overtime laws in Washington and whether they apply to you.
  • Wage Claims: If you're being unlawfully underpaid, you need to learn how to file a "Wage Claim" in Washington. 
  • Tips : Every state has special pay rates for tipped workers. Find out the rules for tipped workers in Washington.

Child Custody & Family Courts in Washington 

Washington Obamacare

Democracy In Washington, King County, Seattle 

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