Our greatest priority is keeping safe and supporting one another during these unprecedented times. Recognizing these extraordinary challenges, Patrick and I want to share some of our plans about how our team is moving forward. Our primary focus is on service to our clients, service to our commun... (Read More)
The steady stream of state and federal safety guidelines to halt the spread of coronavirus is leading to the renegotiation of the employee-employer relationship.
Workers deemed “essential” – such as first responders, delivery drivers and grocery store checkers – have suddenly become, well, ... (Read More)
The federal government recently launched the third wave of coronavirus relief aid, totaling more than $2 trillion which includes direct payments to taxpayers and expanded unemployment benefits.
The third wave of federal help comes as nearly 1 million workers in the Puget Sound region are at immed... (Read More)
Nurses working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington state have raised serious complaints about being put squarely in harm’s way due a shortage of supplies to test and treat coronavirus patients.
Some nurses say they've been ordered to remove stickers showing the long-passed e... (Read More)
While the federal government hashes out the details of the third phase of its economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which may include direct payments to taxpayers, here’s a recap of the main coronavirus benefits and protections on the books.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCR... (Read More)
As coronavirus-related restrictions pile up with each new government mandate aimed at slowing the spread of the disease, also known as COVID-19, workers throughout Washington state are feeling the squeeze.
In response, the state has highlighted benefits available to affected workers and has provide... (Read More)
With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) approaching 800 in Washington state, the army of medical workers administering those tests and caring for patients who test positive are at heightened risk of catching the virus themselves.
Earlier this month, Washington state expanded jo... (Read More)
It should come as no surprise that harassment and discrimination in the workplace are illegal. But reporting the unwanted treatment, let alone hiring a lawyer to fight back, can be emotionally exhausting and puts your career at risk. In the worst-case scenario, a superior who’s doing the harassing... (Read More)
The growing list of safety precautions taken to curb the coronavirus outbreak is touching the lives of most Seattle-area workers, whether they’ve been exposed to the disease or not. Many workers have been asked to skip shifts, cut back hours or work from home. While necessary to slow the spread of... (Read More)
With 18 deaths and more than 135 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Washington state as of Sunday afternoon, state officials and business leaders are scrambling to contain the spread of the disease without grinding the economy to a halt. For workers, that means a dizzying set of new and perhaps confl... (Read More)