When choosing to hire an L&I attorney, it’s important to do your research. Many law firms will claim they’re the best for you, but not every firm is created equal. Hiring the wrong attorney means potentially losing your case or being the victim of malpractice. It’s important to veri...
If you've been injured at work, Washington State law stipulates that you're entitled to assistance for your injury. That's why it's important to do two things if you've suffered some kind of injury or accident at work: seek medical help and inform your employer. The medical help is to assure that yo...
When To Hire A Workers’ Comp Lawyer Sustaining an injury on the job can be devastating. On top of the physical trauma, serious injuries often result in expensive medical bills and taking unpaid time off from work while you recover. In a perfect world, your employer would bend over backward t...
[caption id="attachment_11510" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Washington state votes on overtime pay law[/caption] A long delayed update to America's overtime pay system has finally passed in Washington D.C., and the changes could usher in far more generous overtime benefits to Washington state w...
When someone says they “don’t have enough time,” what they really mean is they don’t have time for the stuff they really want or need to do. But in the end, it's always a matter of reorganization. Nobody can create more time out of thin air. We’re all limited to a fixed 24 hours per day an...
The mounting body of research on technology and personal productivity has shown that the average person is distracted or interrupted every 40 seconds when working at their computer. In short, we can’t work for even a single minute before we drift off to look at something else. Of course, it’...
One thing is guaranteed in the workplace: not everyone you collaborate with will be “likable.” These people may be business partners, investors, vendors, or even some of your best customers. Senior business advisors commonly offer advice on how to bridge these differences to accomplish shared bu...
In the book “The Balance Myth: Rethinking Work-Life Success," business executive Teresa Taylor explains, “I never believed the hype that women have to choose between a career and a personal life to live their best life. You shouldn't, either.” She urges workers to abandon the frustrating an...
Since the 1960s, labor activists and workers’compensation attorneys have grown increasingly concerned about health problems in Japan resulting from long working hours. The problem became so widespread in recent decades that the term Karoshi, or “death from overwork,” went mainstream. Resear...