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2017 Seattle Minimum Wage Increase: Are You Prepared?

With the City of Seattle’s minimum wage increasing again on January 1st, it is appropriate to review your organization’s compensation to make sure the wages still meet the minimum standard. While the law has been in effect since April 1 of 2015, the minimum is increasing again on January 1 of 2017 to $15 per […]

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New California Workers’ Compensation Law –
Revised Rules for Excluded Employees

There is a new law in California, Assembly Bill 2883, that will affect any company’s workers’ compensation operating within the state. Specifically, the Bill amended the requirements for including or excluding directors, officers, partners, and members of limited liability companies under workers’ compensation policies in effect January 1, 2017. The law now includes under the […]

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Preventing Winter Weather Losses

Parker, Smith & Feek Winter Weather Losses

Winter weather losses in the U.S. total over $1 billion annually. While Pacific Northwest winters are mild compared to the East Coast and Midwest, we still need to take precautions for increased risks associated with the winter months.

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Announcing New CAMPS Health Trust

As Healthcare costs continue to soar, we are happy to announce a new program for Manufacturers in Washington! The Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound (CAMPS) is an association focused on being a connecting point for manufacturing in our state. For 2017, they are rolling out their new CAMPS Health Trust for their members. This […]

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Oregon Supreme Court’s ruling in “Yeatts v. Polygon Northwest Co.”

Parker, Smith & Feek Subcontractor Injury

If you are a general contractor in the State of Washington, and a subcontractor’s employee has been injured at your job site, you can expect the injured worker to make a claim against your company. The worker’s exclusive remedy against his own employer is the benefits provided by the workers’ compensation system. Those benefits do not […]

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Hanjin’s Insolvency: Potential Insurance Recoveries

Parker, Smith & Feek Insolvency

The recent bankruptcy by the Korean shipping giant Hanjin affects all businesses that depend on cargo shipments. Thousands of goods and containers are stranded in ports across the Asian rim due to this bankruptcy. The repercussions of Hanjin’s bankruptcy and its effect on business was expertly outlined by R. Isaak Hurst, Esq., of the International […]

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Congratulations to GLY Construction!

Congratulations to GLY Construction on winning the ENR Northwest Contractor of the Year award!

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Congratulations to Touchstone!

Seattle area developer Touchstone is known for timing market cycles and a commitment to environmental sustainability. NAIOP, the industry’s trade association, honored them on Tuesday as National Developer of the Year. Touchstone was chosen from a large number of nominees from around the nation, and were selected to receive association’s highest honor. Congratulations on being the best commercial real estate developer in the nation!

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40th WSHA Leadership Conference

The 40th WSHA Leadership Conference has been under way since Sunday in beautifully sunny Chelan. PS&F and Hall Render co-sponsored a dinner Monday night for the attendees. Thanks for coming out!

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2016 PS&F Alaska Community Giving

TEAM ORANGE! Parker, Smith & Feek’s Anchorage office organized a fundraising Scavenger Hunt raising money for Children’s Lunchbox and the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation.

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New Web Presence for Clise Properties

Clise Properties has been a steward of Seattle’s community and buildings since the 19th century. Now, with a new, fresh, and intuitive web presence, they’ve successfully entered the 21st century with style. Take a moment to explore their gorgeously designed website and social media channels:
Website www.cliseproperties.com

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