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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 […]
February 24, 2017
Marie Gallanar | Account Executive In my never-ending quest for knowledge as a member of the Parker, Smith & Feek Manufacturing Practice Group, I attended the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) Annual Conference in Lynnwood, Washington. Over the course of this three-day conference, I was provided with multiple economic forecasts for the aerospace industry from […]
February 22, 2017
The National Association of Women in Construction takes a week every year to highlight women as a visible component of the construction industry, raise awareness of opportunities for women in construction, and to emphasize the growing presence of women in this industry. Parker, Smith & Feek is showing our support by sponsoring their Ignite Women! […]
February 8, 2017
To quote Six Sigma Black Belt, Jack Donaghy, “Diversity is the engine that drives this country.” Though Jack is a fictitious character, his message rings true. Diversity in employee populations leads to variety in opinion, critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving.
February 1, 2017
Each year, Alaska Business Monthly inducts local business leaders into their Hall of Fame. Several people from PS&F were present to honor the inductees.
February 1, 2017
Last week, PS&F was honored to sponsor AGC of Alaska’s Excellence in Construction Awards! These awards recognize outstanding projects completed by contractors based on an extensive list of criteria, including innovation in techniques or materials, addressing difficult challenges, and environmental sensitivity.
January 30, 2017
Congratulations to Megan Whittemore, our 2016 Jean Smith Recognition of Excellence Award recipient!
January 23, 2017
January 23, 2017
It’s a new year, and new things are happening at PS&F! Our Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following elections recognizing each individual’s leadership and contribution to the firm:
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 […]