Washington Proclamation Extending Time Period for High-Risk Employee Job Protection

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Washington Proclamation Extending Time Period for High-Risk Employee Job Protection

Michael A. Griffin & Jonathan M. Minear

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has issued a new Proclamation that extends until 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2020, the job protections in place for “high-risk” Washington employees. The job protections were to expire at 11:59 p.m. on Jun. 12, 2020, under the previous Proclamation.

High-risk employees are (1) any individual 65 years or older, (2) anyone living in a nursing home or long-term care facility, and (3) those with “certain chronic underlying health conditions.”

For details of the protections, see the article Washington: Proclamation Extending Job Protections to High-Risk Employees during COVID-19 Crisis.

***This article originally appeared on the Jackson Lewis’ Disability, Leave & Health Management blog and was reposted on the DMEC website with their permission.***