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September 22, 2017
Parker, Smith & Feek together with Davis Wright Tremaine hosted our 1st Human Resources Manufacturing Roundtable yesterday to give those in the industry an opportunity to discuss issues related to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
August 30, 2017
As it gains more and more notoriety, America’s opioid epidemic is impossible to ignore. Several states have already declared a state of emergency to address the problem more effectively. While the stereotype of addiction is that it only plagues lower socioeconomic classes, the problem cuts across all demographics and professions. The author of a recent […]
August 4, 2017
The Parker, Smith & Feek contingent was strong at the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington’s Best Workplaces event on August 3rd at Safeco Field. Great fun to celebrate this accolade with so many clients and friends who were also recognized!
July 17, 2017
On July 1st, David Eckroth officially took over his responsibilities as Parker, Smith & Feek’s fifth President and CEO in our 80-year history. Concurrent with Dave’s transition, members of our Board of Directors have also assumed new responsibilities. Please join us in congratulating these individuals on their new leadership roles! Dwight Jarvis, Chairman Chad Kincaid, […]
June 23, 2017
Parker, Smith & Feek has long been dedicated to creating a supportive work environment for our hard-working employees. This year, we have been selected as one of Puget Sound Business Journal’s Washington Best Workplaces, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Thank you to all of our staff who make PS&F a great place […]
June 13, 2017
Built in 1962 for the Seattle World’s Fair, the Space Needle is undertaking the third and largest major renovation in its history. This renovation will be ‘glass-tacular’ with floor to ceiling glass providing uninhibited observation deck views along with the first ever rotating glass floor in the SkyCity restaurant. Parker, Smith & Feek is honored […]
June 2, 2017
A landlord of a commercial building includes in their lease a requirement that their tenants maintain commercial general liability (CGL) insurance with a limit of no less than $2 million. The landlord must be named as an additional insured under the tenant’s CGL policy, and the policy must be primary and noncontributory with respect to any policies carried by the landlord.
May 30, 2017
Parker, Smith & Feek’s Alaska office spent a Friday raising money for the Alaska SPCA and Mable T. Coverly Senior Center by participating in a city-wide scavenger hunt around Anchorage. Our four teams, Jananigans, Team Sheets, Savoie Convoy, and Team Espias Exiliados, ran around town to collect all of the items, and had a whole […]
May 18, 2017
This year’s CAMPS Conference on June 8th will be focused on helping members achieve Market Domination. During the general sessions we will hear from local manufacturers and industry thought leaders on how Washington manufacturers can best position their resources in the global marketplace. Breakout sessions will focus on specific processes, technologies, and strategies that manufacturers can […]
April 27, 2017
Way back in July of 2015, the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) made a decision to eliminate employers’ Anniversary Rating Date (ARD) beginning May 1, 2017. Historically, the ARD was designed to control the effective period for an employer’s workers’ compensation rates and experience modification factor.
April 17, 2017
The following is a common claim scenario for our general contractor and subcontractor clients: A general contractor hires a subcontractor to complete work on the construction of a building. A few years after the construction is completed, the building owner alleges there are defects in the construction, and makes a claim against the general contractor. The sole focus of the claim is the work of the subcontractor. The allegedly defective work did not cause damage to any other part of the building.
March 20, 2017
Scissor lifts are an essential piece of equipment on many construction projects. To ensure an incident free workplace it is important to have operators adequately trained, a pre-use inspection performed, and a preventive maintenance program in place. In addition, watch for manufacturers periodic safety notices. Genie recently issued a bulletin for a software problem that […]