Employer Payroll Tax
Minimum wage is $11.00 per hour.
In the US, both the employer and employee contribute 6.20% for social security.
Employer: contributes 11% of the total payroll per month for the employees pension funds.
Employee: contributes 6.12% of the monthly salary to pension fund.
Both the employer and employee contribute 1.45% to Medicare.
There are 10 official holidays, however private employers are not required to provide either time off or overtime pay on these days.
Washington follows “employment at will” doctrine which means both the employee and employer are allowed to terminate the employment at any given time without a reason. Therefore at the time of termination, the employer must pay all the necessary wages up to the day of termination.
There is no official notice period, but general practice is 2 weeks.
Washington law does not either require or prohibit severance payments. It depends on the employer’s agreement with the employee.
The state sales tax is 6.5%. However, can be up to 9.9% depending on local municipalities.