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Employer Reporting – 2017 Draft Forms and Instructions

With Congress failing to make any significant changes to the ACA, applicable large employers (ALEs) need to prepare for another year of ACA employer reporting. The IRS has released the 2017 draft forms employers will use to report 2017 plan data early in 2018. 2017 instructions have not yet been released. The 2017 draft forms […]

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Human Capital Management Technology –
Ask the Experts

For the last decade, improvements in technology have driven and transformed the development of industries worldwide. Human Resources is no exception –

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Washington Paid Sick Leave
Effective Jan. 1, 2018

On Nov. 8, 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative Measure No. 1433, a ballot measure that increases Washington’s minimum wage and requires employers to provide employees with paid sick leave, effective January 1, 2018.

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Washington Enacts Paid
Family and Medical Leave

On July 5, 2017, Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5975 into law, providing paid family and medical leave benefits to eligible workers, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Key aspects of this leave program, which will be administered by a state agency, are as follows:

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Where are the workers and how do we hold onto them? Part 2: The Millennial Generation

In our last white paper, we addressed long-term care (LTC) as a benefit that we think many professional services employers may want to consider as a way to benefit

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Where are the workers and how do we hold onto them? Part 1: The Boomers and Gen X

In 2016, the U.S. unemployment rate ticked down to 4.7%; a vast improvement from 2009, when unemployment peaked at 10% after the financial crisis.

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The Senate Releases the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

On Thursday, June 22nd, the Senate released the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA), its version of a bill designed to make significant changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Senate bill is very similar to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), passed by the House in May.

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Initiative 124: What It Means For Seattle Hotels

Patrick McHugh | Account Executive Last November, Seattle voters passed Initiative 124. The act establishes a number of new safety and health standards for hotel employees in the city of Seattle. It also creates significant administrative burdens for Seattle hoteliers. The act‘s numerous rules and regulations, which became effective in December 2016, have led many […]

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Professional Employer Organizations –
Issues and Implications

Introduction It is common for employers to rely on more than one source when seeking workers to address needs for changing business demands and needs for different types of expertise. Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) are an increasingly common resource for employers. This Issue Brief highlights several important issues businesses should consider when retaining the services […]

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Cyber Security Insurance:
An Expected Cost of Doing Business?

As technology continues to dominate more and more of our lives and business, cyber security is no longer optional.

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Co-Packing and Private Labeling Liability
Part 2: It’s Our Product, But Not Our Brand

Many manufacturers and food processors have expanded their production and increased sales revenue by providing co-packing services to other companies.

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Co-Packing and Private Labeling Liability
Part 1: It’s Our Brand, But Not Our Product

Because of the increased risk of lawsuits and recalls, more and more companies are looking to co-packers and private labeling as a way to transfer liability and keep the cost of manufacturing products down.

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