In August, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Estee Lauder, claiming that its parental leave policy for new parents was discriminatory. If this seems strange to you, I’m not surprised. After all, most maternity leave policies provide leave for new … Continued
Compensation & Benefits
Have you felt helpless as you watch the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and the suffering of the poor people affected? Do you wish you could do more to help? Here’s a simple thing your company and your employees can do … Continued
Most people picture construction or other skilled labor when they hear the word apprentice. Apprenticeships have evolved a lot over the years, expanding into all sorts of fields. Now, you’re just as likely to find an apprentice wearing a suit … Continued
The “gig” or “sharing” economy is growing and companies must ask themselves what they can offer to attract the rising number of independent workers. Many experts predict that by 2025 the majority of us will make our living this way. … Continued
Wage transparency — making salary information accessible to all employees — is a tool that’s transforming many businesses. Is it right for your company?
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
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