A new I-9 form was published on July 17th. Employers have until September 17th to put it into use. Last November there were some pretty significant changes to the form. This new set changes is fairly minor and relates to … Continued
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
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
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
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 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!
Domestic violence may happen at home, but it has a huge impact on the workplace. How can employers protect their businesses and workers from harm?
Marijuana’s impact on employment is changing as new laws are passed & court decisions are made. Our great guide will help employers understand what these new developments mean for their businesses!
The current presidential race has often been overtaken with name calling and bullying tactics. Many workplaces are taking this as an opportunity to reexamine their policies on harassment and the hostile work environment. Is bullying ever acceptable in the workplace? … Continued
A new law is encouraging employers to hire ex-offenders. We’ve got everything you need to know about why this is great for companies and our community!