Views on Drug Testing Unemployed Workers Changing

Congress recently overturned a regulation passed in 2012 which narrowly defined when states could drug test applicants for unemployment insurance. This 2012 rule only permitted drug testing in two circumstances. When an unemployed worker lost their job due to illegal use of drugs … Continued

How to Fire Remote Workers

  Many companies now use employees who work remotely. I’ve written about managing, engaging, and motivating remote workers — but how do you fire people who don’t physically work in your company? Do you text them? Send them an email? … Continued

Bad Weather: A Guide for Employers

Bad weather — be it snow, ice, wind storms, or torrential rain — often raises questions and concerns for employers. This guide will help you ensure your employees’ safety, keep your businesses open and running, and navigate the pay-related issues caused by … Continued

2017 Changes Employers Need to Know About

2017 has arrived, and like every new year, it brings important changes employers need to know about! Minimum wage increases: Washington’s minimum wage increased to $11.00 an hour on January 1st. Are there exceptions? Yes, of course there are! If you … Continued