[caption id="attachment_20944" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/scaliger[/caption] Washington state workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19-related disruptions can apply for $300 in extra weekly unemployment benefits. The federal program, called Lost Wage Assistan...
For the first time in a decade and a half, certain white collar workers in Washington state will be eligible for overtime pay, based on new rules announced by the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). The rules, which are part of an eight-year plan to compensate workers for a...
Nearly 110 million people in the U.S., representing three-quarters of the workforce, have jobs that can't be done remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a University of Washington study. The study found that these workers, which are also the lowest-paid in the country, are not only p...
Seattle's thriving tech hub has earned it the reputation as a sort of Silicon Valley of the Pacific Northwest in recent years, owing in large part to the growth of cloud computing. Startups and tech giants alike have flocked to the Seattle area to scoop up talent churning out of the creator and mo...
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...
As the first state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, Washington has cultivated one of the largest cannabis industries in the United States. As of Jan. 2019, Washington had more workers in the industry (33,591) than any other state, according to cannabis website Leafly. Not surprisingl...
Washington state has long been known for the strength of its labor unions. With nearly 20 percent of its workforce (almost 650,000 people) belonging to a union last year the state ranked No. 3 in the country for union membership, according to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. It came ...
Mental illness is one of the most pervasive disabilities in the workforce. But unlike physical disabilities that may be outwardly noticeable, mental afflictions often go unseen in the office and, at times, unrecognized before the eyes of the law. A fairly recent change to Washington state law thr...
The first week in the new Trump White House kicked off with a breakfast "listening session" including major American business executives. For the most part President Trump promised traditional Republican incentives of lower taxes and less regulation. But the conversation also included threats to ...
In a recent interview with NPR, New York Times technology columnist Farhad Manjoo notes that despite all the hype around self-driving cars, it’s the automated truck that’s driving us into the future. Last week, a big rig filled with 2,000 cases of Budweiser beer delivered a shipment in Colorad...