Nursing Mothers in the Workplace

In March 2010, Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which brought us health care reform.  Imbedded in this legislation was a provision that altered the Fair Labor Standards ACT (FLSA) as to how employers are to treat … Continued

Why Unpaid Interns Aren’t Free Labor

With their operations streamlined as a result of the poor economy, many businesses today have too much work, with not enough hands on deck to do it. It’s not uncommon for someone who’s reluctant to hire more employees to  say, … Continued

West Sound Workforce Doggie Howliday

Here at West Sound Workforce, we wholeheartedly subscribe to the theory that spending time in the company of animals is good for the soul (except for wolverines, who really bum us out with their vicious temperaments and propensity for smoking … Continued

The Importance of Checking References

69% of businesses surveyed this year by HireRight said applicants had been caught lying on their resumes–a problem that seems to be on the rise due to the recession. Thorough reference checks are more important now than ever when hiring.  … Continued

Is Online Shopping Hurting Your Company?

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is reputedly the biggest online shopping day of the year.  Consequently, employers worry that this also means the day of the year they experience the biggest drop in employee productivity. In truth, it’s been … Continued

Julie Tappero Radio Interview

“Chat With Women” Chats With Julie Tappero West Sound Workforce’s President and owner was recently interviewed on the radio program Chat With Women! Download the interview now and find out why we’re so proud of our incredibly hard-working, intelligent, accomplished … Continued