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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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.
Friday, August 4, 2017
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:
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
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.
Monday, June 26, 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.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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 […]
Monday, June 12, 2017
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 […]
Thursday, June 1, 2017
As technology continues to dominate more and more of our lives and business, cyber security is no longer optional.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Many manufacturers and food processors have expanded their production and increased sales revenue by providing co-packing services to other companies.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
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.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Workplace violence is a recognized hazard in the healthcare sector that can take a toll on employees. Healthcare facilities serve the public, which increases their exposure to workplace episodes.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
The technology, information, and security officers of today certainly have no shortage of job security, with the seemingly endless supply of attacks on company networks. On Friday, May 12, 2017, cybercrime achieved a new record.