Labor Education and   
Research Center

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working people in Washington State.

Workers' Rights

The 5th Edition of the Washington State Workers' Rights Manual, published by the Labor Center, is available online at

This online version of the Workers’ Rights Manual is written to be an easy-to-use reference guide to workplace rights covered by federal, state and local laws. However, this is not a substitute for legal advice. If you need practical legal assistance, please contact an attorney or one of the community services listed in the resources chapter at the end of the manual.

If you want a paper copy of this manual or if you want your organization added to the resource section, please contact us at the Labor Center. The Labor Center takes no responsibility for any content in the linked materials.

We hope this latest online guide is useful–please contact us with feedback and questions! As some workplaces have blocked the domain from employee access, we've added an embeded version of the manual below.