When you’re thinking of filing a workers’ compensation claim, one thing everyone wants to know is what percentage do compensation lawyers take? This is an important detail, but it’s just one small part of hiring the right lawyer. So, how much do workers comp lawyers charge in Seattle an...
Compensation insurance for workers is required by law for businesses in most US states. It is designed to ensure the protection of both the employee and the employer in the event of injuries occurring in the workplace. If you experience an injury at work, workers’ comp assists in covering t...
[caption id="attachment_22444" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/SeventyFour[/caption] Washington is one of nine U.S. states, and the District of Columbia, that will conduct the General Election mainly by mail. An additional 36 states will give registered voters the option t...
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...
There are plenty of factors that can hold back our careers, from lack of skills and education to more personal things like physical appearance or a family reputation. But one factor many of us don’t consider is our personality: preferences, habits, quirks, and style. Yet it doesn’t have t...
In the wake of news that Amazon may be splitting its second headquarters between two locations — Queens, NY and Crystal City just north of Washington, DC — many are declaring that Seattle has dodged a bullet. Jon Talton of the Seattle Times notes that “Very few companies have two headquarters ...
For those following Amazon’s HQ2 quest, it’s been strangely quiet out there. There are very few clues suggesting whether Amazon will disclose the location of its second headquarters any time soon. Except, perhaps, the calendar. Sept. 7 will mark exactly one year since the Seattle-based tec...
Following the death of a baby orca whale in the San Juan Islands, and the heartbreaking coverage of its mother, carrying the baby's body through the water for well over a week, a native leader in our region makes an impassioned plea to remove the four Snake River dams, restoring the river and increa...
Insecurity? Flexibility? Uncertainty? Freedom? These are some buzzwords you hear when contract workers describe their jobs. These impermanent positions have now become a mainstay of America's working life. NPR has run an investigative series on the gig economy and recently interviewed dozens of cont...
The National Labor Relations Board’s new general counsel announced changes to worker rights approach in new memo. During Obama's presidency, the National Labor Relations Board passed a number of regulations to expand protection for employees who wish to unionize or organize in other ways to lobby...