The Washington State Attorney General's Office produces a range of reports and brochures to assist Washingtonians in learning about their legal rights, find help they might need, and understand the roles of the office.
Click on the expandable headers below to view publications by topic.
- Civil Rights Resource Guide
- Immigration Guidance for Local Agencies
- Pregnant Workers' Accommodation Rights / Derechos de ajustes laborales para mujeres embarazadas
- Sexual Harassment Laws / Ley de Acoso Sexual
- Service Animals Rights and Responsibilities / Animales de servicio
- Fair Chance Act / Ley de Oportunidad Equitativa
- Know Your Rights - Medications for Opioid use Disorder (Flyer)
- Know Your Rights - Medications for Opioid use Disorder (Poster)
The Washington State Legislature passed the Keep Washington Working Act (KWW), Laws of 2019 ch. 440, E2SB 5497, after holding four public hearings on the bill during the 2019 Legislative Session. The bill passed the Legislature with bipartisan support.
KWW made numerous changes to state law for the stated purpose of “ensuring the state of Washington remains a place where the rights and dignity of all residents are maintained and protected in order to keep Washington working.”
KWW requires the Attorney General to publish model policies, guidance, and training recommendations based on these new limits by May 21, 2020. Below are the model policies as mandated by the state legislature. Should you have questions, please reach out to KWW@atg.wa.gov.
Consistent with the requirements set forth in the law, KWW requires all Washington public schools, court houses, publicly operated Washington health facilities, & Washington law enforcement agencies to (1) adopt policies consistent with those published here, or (2) notify the AGO that they are not adopting the necessary changes, state the reasons why they are not doing so, and provide the AGO with a copy of the agency’s policies that ensure compliance with KWW. Please submit policies here. You may view submitted policies pursuant to RCW 43.10.315 (2) and RCW 43.10.310 (2), here.
All Washington organizations and entities that provide services related to physical or mental health and wellness, education, or access to justice are also encouraged to adopt policies consistent with those published here. Shelters and their administrative and/or operating entities that do not adopt these model policies and guidance, should notify the AGO with (1) the reasons why it is not adopting them, and (2) provide a copy of the shelter’s policies that ensure compliance with KWW. Please submit policies here. You may view submitted policies pursuant to RCW 43.10.315 (2) and RCW 43.10.310 (2), here.
- Model Policies, and Best Practices for Washington Courthouses
- Washington Health Facilities: Guidance and Model Policies to Assist in the Implementation of the Keep Washington Working Act
- Model Policies, and Training Recommendations for State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
- Guidance and Model Policies For Public Schools
- Guidance, Model Policies, and Best Practices For Shelters