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
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
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!
If your company performs post-accident drug tests when employees are injured on the job, you’d better think twice. OSHA’s got new rules you need to know!
Most of us probably give very little thought to the fire extinguishers that are strategically placed within our office or workplaces. We know that someone comes in once a year to test them and certify that they are in good … Continued
In my staffing business, on any given day I can have employees working in a wide variety of businesses, industries, and occupations. I could have employees welding for a machine shop, lifting boxes on a production floor, keyboarding while talking … Continued