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
Company culture plays a huge role in your business, even if you haven’t deliberately created one. The workforce has evolved & your culture must do the same.
What happens to pay stubs in a paperless world? Most employers are shifting to electronic payroll options like direct deposits or pay cards. Physical paychecks are going the direction of the dinosaurs. What does the law require your company to do with … Continued
In 2016, the four most common workplace safety violations yielded over $4.3 million in L&I fines. Use this safety guide to protect your workers and your wallet in 2017!
Misclassifying workers as independent contractors is a far too easy and very expensive mistake for employers to make. In 2015, the Department of Labor collected over $74 million in back-wages for misclassified workers. Fortunately, the DOL has launched a great website to help … Continued
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
Maternity/paternity leave is a hot topic all over our country. Some businesses are offering an innovative approach to maternity benefits: Infant at Work programs. Washington State’s government allows new parents to bring their babies to work with them until they are … Continued
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
On November 22nd, a federal judge granted an injunction halting implementation of a new federal overtime rule. What does this dispute do to businesses and workers?
On 1/1/2017, Washington’s minimum wage will rise by $1.53 to $11.00 per hour. You need to know how this will impact far more than just your company’s payroll!