Seattle’s $15 minimum wage may have been a win for workers trying to make a living in an increasingly expensive city, but other wage challenges that have accompanied its implementation make clear that the fight for fair compensation isn’t over. That was made clear in a $2.4 million settleme...
[caption id="attachment_8153" align="aligncenter" width="525"] FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2012 file photo, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos speaks in Santa Monica, Calif. Bezos plans to buy The Washington Post for $250 million. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)[/caption] In the weeks ahead of Seattle City ...
As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in three landmark cases that will shape how federal law treats LGBTQ employees, it’s a good time to ask how the justices' decision might affect Washington state protections for gay and transgender people in the workplace. The short answer is it won't: ...
[caption id="attachment_11505" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Image of hotel worker in a hotel corridor[/caption] Seattle is home to one of the fastest-growing hotel markets in the U.S., fueled by the ongoing tech boom centered in South Lake Union and massive developments including the expanded W...
“American Factory,” an important new Netflix documentary that spotlights the looming struggle workers face in the age of automation, has extra meaning in states like Washington, where some of the biggest companies in the world are going to great lengths to make operations ever more efficient. ...
[caption id="attachment_11501" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Indianapolis - Circa July 2017: Ride sharing companies Lyft and Uber pickup spot at the airport.[/caption] The landmark reforms of California’s gig economy that ruffled the feathers of Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies last we...
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...
In her late twenties, business writer Cat Fu was diagnosed with stomach cancer. After doctors operated, she returned to Japan and tried to put it behind her. But a year later the tumors were back, and this time they'd spread to her liver. Fortunately, the surgeons found a new procedure to remove t...
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...
We often think of the home as a sanctuary from work stress. But as many of us know from lived experience, that isn’t always the case. Even if you manage to leave your work worries at the office, your spouse or partner may not be able to do so — and that stress can sometimes rub off on you. So wh...