[caption id="attachment_92394" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Ivan-balvan[/caption] Wage theft comes in many forms and affects all industries. On May 11, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the state Attorney General’s office fi...
[caption id="attachment_52618" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/JanakaMaharageDharmasena[/caption] Vulnerable workers in Washington state have a new tool at their disposal in the fight against wage theft.  The Washington Wage Recovery Act, signed into law by Gov. Jay...
[caption id="attachment_33929" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/jacoblund[/caption] Minority tech workers in Washington and California have scored a significant win in the ongoing battle against systemic pay and hiring discrimination in the United States.  More than ...
[caption id="attachment_21135" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/nuttapong[/caption] Washington state’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a pizza delivery driver’s class action lawsuit that Seattle-based Pagliacci Pizza fought hard to keep out of the public eye by sett...
Adequate rest and meals breaks are one of the most basic workplace rights, helping ensure that employees not only don’t burn out, but they can reach their potential day in and day out. For dangerous jobs, particularly when they affect the public, regular breaks are all the more important. That'...
In a recent account shared on Lifehacker, freelance writer Rebecca Fishbein described her experience working from home for a full year. She noted several upsides to the laid-back life of couch-consulting. She doesn't have to deal with a commute, she rarely puts on real pants or shoes, and she can...
Diners at Seattle's Melting Pot location may have noticed more than just menus, glassware and fondue on their tables during recent visits: management has also been serving up notices of a 3-4% price hike at their restaurant, a surcharge they say is used to cover higher minimum wage costs in Seattle....
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...
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 ...