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Bills to address sexual harassment pass out Senate committee

Bills to address sexual harassment pass out Senate committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Jan. 31, 2017   Bills to address sexual harassment pass out Senate committee   OLYMPIA — Three bills related to combatting workplace sexual harassment passed out of the Senate’s Labor & Commerce Committee today. “I have been working on addressing sexual harassment for quite some time, and passing this group of bills out of committee is great news for the women ...

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Senate votes to help sick Hanford workers get compensation

Senate votes to help sick Hanford workers get compensation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Jan. 25, 2018 Senate votes to help sick Hanford workers get compensation OLYMPIA— The state Senate voted late today to expand workers compensation protections to Hanford workers exposed to toxic chemicals while on the job. “Rep. Larry Haler and I have been working on this bill for quite some time and its passage is great news for the Hanford ...

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#MeToo comes to Olympia as Senate hears sexual harassment bills

#MeToo comes to Olympia as Senate hears sexual harassment bills

The Senate Labor & Commerce Committee will hear three pieces of legislation sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. When: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Senate Hearing Room 4. Where you can watch it live: /www.tvw.org/watch/?eventID=2018011337 Brief Summary: ·  Senate Bill 5996 prohibits an employer from requiring an employee, as ...

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South King County lawmakers make legislative history

South King County lawmakers make legislative history

OLYMPIA – Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, will serve as President Pro Tempore of the Washington State Senate, presiding over the chamber when the lieutenant governor is unavailable. In addition to these duties, Keiser will also chair the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee. “It is an honor and privilege to be elected by my colleagues to preside as President Pro Tem of ...

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Keiser to serve as President Pro Tempore of the Washington State Senate

Keiser to serve as President Pro Tempore of the Washington State Senate

OLYMPIA – Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, will serve as President Pro Tempore of the Washington State Senate, presiding over the chamber when the lieutenant governor is absent. In addition to these duties, Keiser will also chair the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee. Securing a one-seat majority after a special election victory in Washington’s 45th Legislative District, Senate Democrats will now ...

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Paid family leave keeps families together in times of joy, times of sorrow

Paid family leave keeps families together in times of joy, times of sorrow

OLYMPIA – Following the historic passage of Senate Bill 5975, which establishes a comprehensive statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program in Washington, Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, released the following statement: “Thirty years ago when I was home with my baby daughter, she began to look pale, unhealthy. I took her to the doctor, who told me that her ...

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New accommodations for pregnant workers become law

New accommodations for pregnant workers become law

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation providing new protections for pregnant women in the workplace. Senate Bill 5835, sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, will ensure that tens of thousands of pregnant workers in Washington are guaranteed scheduling flexibility for prenatal doctors’ visits, readily accessible drinking water, food and seating, and a score of manual labor accommodations. “After ...

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Protections for pregnant women in the workplace headed to Governor’s desk

Protections for pregnant women in the workplace headed to Governor’s desk

OLYMPIA – Legislation requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace today passed the Washington state House of Representatives on a unanimous vote and will be sent to the Governor for signature into law. Senate Bill 5835 will provide several new protections for tens of thousands of pregnant women in Washington workplaces, including more frequent restroom ...

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Washington state Senate passes accommodations for pregnant workers

Washington state Senate passes accommodations for pregnant workers

OLYMPIA – On International Women’s Day, a major new bill providing protections for pregnant women in the workplace passed the state Senate unanimously. Sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Des Moines, Senate Bill 5835 will give pregnant women in the workplace several new protections including increased restroom breaks, access to drinking water, food and seating as well as evidenced-based lifting limits ...

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33rd District Legislators to host town hall in Kent

33rd District Legislators to host town hall in Kent

Who: State Sen. Karen Keiser, State Rep. Mia Gregerson, and State Rep. Tina Orwall What: Town hall meeting When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Where: Kent City Hall, 220 Fourth Ave S, Kent, WA 98032 Why: To meet with constituents and report on, discuss, and answer questions regarding the 2017 legislative session.

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