Final Rule for Notification of Employee Rights

The National Labor Relations Board has issued a Final Rule requiring most private-sector employers to notify employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act by posting a notice.

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Hurricane and Tropical Storm Action Plan

While Hurricanes don’t usually affect us in the Northwest. We have had some requests  to provide information on how businesses, that may be exposed, can mitigate the damage and danger that Hurricanes present.

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Value Creation

The concept of value creation is based on the premise that successful organizations bring value to their customers, their employees, and investors and that if done appropriately all three are not just rewarded, but are linked together in a symbiotic relationship.

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Traveling Safe

As an employer, we know that we must provide a safe workplace environment. But are you also aware that you have a duty of care to your employees while traveling?

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Do You Have a Moon Mission?

Most all of us enjoy sitting down and watching a good movie. We engage in this form of entertainment for many reasons, the need for a good laugh, the attraction of the arts, the acting itself or maybe what is behind the story.

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Workers Compensation Reform in Washington

On May 25th the state Legislature delivered a package of five bills overhauling Washington’s workers’ compensation system for signature into law.

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The Eastside’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

Congratulations to our clients that were named as part of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s list of The Eastside’s Fastest Growing Private Companies.

Affirma Consulting –            

JeffreyM Consulting LLC –  

The Odom Corp./Odom Southern Holdings LLC –


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It finally feels like spring!

On May 25 at 12:05 pm the North Cascades Highway opened for the season. Built in 1972, Highway 20 is the most direct connection between Puget Sound and the Methow Valley.

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Parker, Smith & Feek Welcomes Employee Benefits Department Manager

Parker, Smith & Feek is proud to announce and welcome Dan Guy as the Employee Benefits Department Manager. Dan will be responsible for leading the sales team, driving revenue, contributing in product and vendor selection, as well as having overall responsibility for client relationships.

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For our Construction clients: Insurance Companies Can Now File Proof of Contractor Registration Online With L&I

Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has created an online system for insurance agents to create, cancel and reinstate general liability insurance certificates for contractors registered in the state.

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Focusing On The Positive

Over the past two weeks, I have had the privilege to participate in two charitable events here on the Eastside.

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The World is Flat

In his landmark book, “The World is Flat”, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman revealed how countries around the globe are increasingly interconnected by business, and that to flourish in the economy of the future we all must learn to embrace the fact that we now live in a global economy.

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