Washington State Laws
Additional State Laws
With some exceptions, a person is not disqualified from employment by the state of Washington solely because of a felony conviction. Employers are asked to consider the conviction and determine if it has a bearing on the position being sought.
A person may be denied employment if the felony for which he or she was convicted directly relates to the position of employment sought or to the specific occupation, trade, vocation, or business for which the license, permit, certificate or registration is sought, and the time elapsed since the conviction is less than ten years (with certain exceptions).
A person may be disqualified from employment for positions in the county treasurer's office because of a prior guilty plea or conviction of a felony involving embezzlement or theft, even if the time elapsed since the guilty plea or conviction is ten years or more.
Senate Bill 5827 (SB5827) stipulates that employers may not procure a consumer report for employment purposes where any information contained in the report bears on the consumer's credit worthiness, credit standing, or credit capacity, unless the information is either:
Washington law RCW 19.182.040 states that, with certain exceptions, Consumer Reporting Agencies may not produce consumer reports which contain:
April 25, 2019Equal Pay Act Update
Washington passed House Bill 1696, known as An Act Relating To Wage And Salary Information. It says employers may not:
Effective March 13, 2018Ban the Box