An employee who is promoted to a position in a class with a higher salary range must receive a minimum increase of two steps not to exceed the top step of the salary range. The employer may grant higher increases if:
(1) Significant increases in duties and responsibilities, as documented by the employer, warrant greater compensation,
(2) The increase is necessary for internal salary alignment, retention of the employee, or other documented business needs, or
(3) The increase is necessary to bring the employee to the minimum of the salary range for the position.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 41.06 RCW. 05-01-205, § 357-28-110, filed 12/21/04, effective 7/1/05.]