Will WA state retirees get a raise in 2022? As a result of legislation approved in 2022, certain retirees in Plan 1 of the Public Employees’ Retirement System and Plan 1 of the Teachers’ Retirement System (PERS 1 and TRS 1) will receive a one-time benefit increase in July of this year.
What is the current cost-of-living raise? With COLAs, Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits keep pace with inflation. The latest COLA is 5.9 percent for Social Security benefits and SSI payments. Social Security benefits will increase by 5.9 percent beginning with the December 2021 benefits, which are payable in January 2022.
What is considered part time in Washington state? Employment can be part-time (31 hours per week or less) or full-time (32 hours per week or more).
What are Washington’s labor laws? Beginning on January 1, 2022, Washington wage and hour laws require employers to pay agricultural employees overtime after 55 hours worked in a workweek. The overtime threshold will decrease on January 1, 2023, to 48 hours worked in a workweek and then on January 1, 2024, to 40 hours worked in a workweek.