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December 8, 2016
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 […]
December 6, 2016
Kramer Aspiri | Account Executive Jeff Colby | Account Executive Whether you’re in the hospitality, construction, healthcare, or manufacturing industry, the rising cost of healthcare continues to be at the forefront of each respective industry’s budget process. Within manufacturing, increasing healthcare costs is the number one concern just ahead of unfavorable business conditions according to […]
November 22, 2016
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 […]
November 21, 2016
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.
November 18, 2016
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 […]
September 21, 2016
When President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law almost 5 years ago, we knew it would take time for the FDA to begin enforcing this sweeping reform. The goal of FSMA is to shift the focus from responding to contamination, to preventing it. The impact felt by manufacturers includes increased scrutiny […]
September 8, 2016
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 […]
September 2, 2016
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 […]
July 29, 2016
Congratulations to GLY Construction on winning the ENR Northwest Contractor of the Year award!
June 29, 2016
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!
June 29, 2016
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!