Governor Jay Inslee has directed all cabinet agencies in Washington to take furlough days as a result of the state budget shortfall related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many L&I employees, including all Employment Standards staff, will go on furlough Monday, Oct. 19, and will not be able to answer phone calls or emails

We remain committed to keeping Washington safe and working, and our services vital to public health and safety – DOSH, Electrical Inspections, workers’ compensation benefits – remain operational during furlough days.

We appreciate your patience and partnership during these challenging times.