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 workers starting next year. The U.S. Labor Department finalized a new rule last week to expand overtime pay to 1.3 m...
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 and ...
The future of work is a growing source of anxiety for Americans. In the 21st century, technology and globalization have dramatically changed the workplace and people’s overall sense of security. Unfortunately, the laws and traditions that traditionally supported workers have not changed along...
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’s som...
Washington State hopes to keep tolls as low as possible to avoid a mass diversion of cars through congested downtown Seattle streets, but still looks to raise enough money to cover the project's $200 million debt and operating costs. The leading proposal so far involves charging four different ra...
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...