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Are You Ready to Pay for Sickness?

So what IS the deal with the new Washington State Paid Sick Leave Law?

Well, for some Washington employers, the new Paid Sick Leave Law is not much of a “deal” at all. For others, the new requirements won’t have much, if any, impact on them. However, the new burden of revising and administering their sick-leave and PTO policies is bound to cost them a lot, at least indirectly.

Whatever the case…It’s here! Don’t fear! Get used to it!

Employers, maybe this post will help. (Read more…)

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Preparing for 2018

It is hard to believe that we are closing the door on another year already. Once again, we look to see what changes and upcoming events should be at the top of your list of things to think about when it comes to your employee benefits plans. (Read more…)

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Encourage Your Workforce To Take Vacations

Most companies offer some sort of vacation or paid time off to their employees. Statistics show that the majority of employees do not take their vacation days, which can lead to problems for both the employee as well as the employer. (Read more…)

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Sunscreen and Being Prepared

This weekend my family and I went on a motorcycle ride and I failed to apply sunscreen before we took off, leaving me with a few very odd looking red and purple spots on my hands. Over the past few days I’ve noticed clients glancing at the odd shapes on my hands that look like I was in some freak accident. Yes, indeed I was, I accidentally thought I didn’t need sunscreen and I was (painfully) wrong. (Read more…)

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Drug-Free Workplace: Wreathed in Smoke in Washington

Since the good people of Washington state voted to legalize recreational use of Marijuana beginning at the end of 2012, employers in the Evergreen State have been dazed and confused about their rights. Unsure about whether or not they can rightfully prohibit the use of pot by their employees, or if they must allow them to indulge on their own time, employers are left in a haze. (Read more…)