PayNorthwest is a provider of payroll, time and attendance and other employer services to small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations in Bellevue and surrounding regions. PayNorthwest is dedicated to returning peace of mind and business focus to our clients and their employees. Our goal is to relieve clients from administrative and regulatory burdens and deadlines; reduce costs associated with payroll and labor management; provide outstanding customer service, flexibility and reliability; and deliver added convenience and value to client employees.

With Headquarters in Seattle, WA, PayNorthwest is the payroll and employer services provider of choice for small to medium sized employers in Seattle and Washington State.

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Washington State Resources for Employers

Industrial Insurance (Workman’s Comp)

As an employer or prospective employer in Washington State, you must provide industrial
insurance coverage for your employees. Coverage is mandatory. Employers purchase
coverage through the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). L&I manages all claims

and pays benefits out of an insurance pool called the Washington State Fund. The
fund is financed by premiums paid by employers and employees, not by general revenue
taxes and is instead of private workman’s compensation found in most other states.
Premiums are based on job classifications and rates are applied to hours worked.
For more information, see:

State Unemployment

Generally, every business with employees in Washington State must register with
Employment Security and file unemployment insurance taxes every quarter. You pay
unemployment taxes on gross wages up to the average annual salary for the state
(the taxable wage base). Wages are taxable, whether paid as a fixed salary, as an
hourly rate or on a piece-rate basis. Washington State bases your tax rate on your
experience with unemployment. “Experience” is the total unemployment benefits paid
to your former employees. For more information, see: Washington State’s Employment Security Department

Other important links for Employers:

New Hire Information
Minimum Wage information