Beginning January 1, 2018, Washington employers will be required to provide workers with paid sick leave. Initiative 1433, which was passed by voters in fall 2016, requires four primary changes to Washington State law: Employers required to provide paid sick leave to most employees effective J...
A Seattle woman reported that her identity has been stolen over a dozen times in the wake of the massive Equifax security breach earlier this year. Last week, Katie Van Fleet told KOMO-TV that she decided to speak out as a warning to others. “I want to share my story and make people aware that...
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 busine...
Boeing’s budget ax has fallen on perks for local employees, as well as jobs. The latest cut for Seattle employees came on Friday, when the company shuttered a huge (and widely-popular) gym that once was even a haunt of Dennis Muilenburg, now the company’s Chicago-based CEO. Read more here about...
Last week, an article in Wired declared, "The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding." Kelly McEvers, a journalist with NPR, interviewed Clive Thompson about his article. Thompson noted that a person doesn’t need to finish a 4-year college education to learn coding: some of the 9-month, intensive “b...
[caption id="attachment_6912" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fast-food workers in L.A. on Thursday protest against restaurant-chain mogul Andrew Puzder, who was tapped by President Trump for labor secretary.[/caption] Andrew Puzder, who President Trump has nominated as our next Labor secretary, p...
"Step away from the sad desk salad." Business writer Alyssa Spatola recently published a piece that’s been getting a lot of attention – which seems surprising considering how basic the premise is. She explains that almost every day she eats a quick lunch at her work desk. “I voluntarily forgo...
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 and ...
Hint: it involves all those long hours you’re working! Imagine you take a new job. You get a boost in pay, but are now working longer hours. How do you adjust? If you live out in the suburbs, you might put that extra income toward housing that’s closer to your place of work. Shortening ...
A Yakima orchardist has been penalized with $105,000 in fines from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) following multiple serious health violations related to chemical pesticides. L&I has cited Gilbert Orchards with 12 serious and repeat-serious health violations. Read more here ...