Seattle City Council unanimously passed legislation on June 1 that requires app-based delivery companies like Uber, Lyft, Instacart and Doordash to provide sick pay to workers amid the city’s declared COVID-19 emergency. Designed to protect a group of essential workers who otherwise wouldn’t ...
While the evolving set of state and federal worker safety guidelines and recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic are not legally enforceable, the consequences of not following them in some cases are likely to be settled in court. At least six workers in a Long Island, New York, warehouse have ...
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has added job protections for vulnerable employees working during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a proclamation signed Monday, Inslee outlines new protections to "high-risk" workers who are more susceptible to severe illness or death from COVID-19: people over 65 and peo...
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...
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...
For many office workers, “working from home” has replaced a day spent recovering under the covers. In a recent NYT article on "The Death of the Sick Day," respondents flooded the comment section to say that it had been years - even more than a decade - since they had taken a sick day. Ind...
Have you ever felt that time off wouldn’t be worth it because the planning and preparation effort — not to mention mountain of catch-up work — would be so overwhelming? If so, you’re not unusual. More than 50% of Americans take less than their allowed vacation time each year. Some reasons...
Workplace wellness programs that provide tempting incentives to employees who volunteer for optional health screenings, commit to exercise regimens, or improve their cholesterol levels have been contentious for some time now. But starting January 2019, they may become even more controversial. Tha...
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...
Americans place one thing above all others when assessing whether an employer is a good corporate citizen: how they treat their workers. That sentiment emerged from a November survey of 10,000 Americans by Just Capital, a nonprofit group founded by billionaire Paul Tudor Jones II that also...