On Monday Seattle City Council voted to give city employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave. In a unanimous vote on Monday, the Seattle City Council approved a bill to offer city employees up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave, effectively tripling the four weeks currently available to City ...
After 32 years at Boeing, engineer Dave Baine of Federal Way will be leaving the company in April. He was already preparing to retire when the Aerospace giant sealed the deal by offering him a buyout on his job last week. "It's better than a gold watch," Baine said with a smile. The buyout package ...
Republicans have long aimed to repeal Obamacare, and with control of the Legislature and White House now, this is likely to happen. Health care columnists for the New York Times Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt have discussed the possibilities — the practical and the political. A summary of thei...
What do changes to workers compensation mean for injured workers? Last week ProPublica and NPR released the second extensive report in their investigative series on the dismantling of the American Workers Compensation system. As they explain, corporate lawyers like Bill Minick in Dallas have liter...
July marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, one of the great civil rights accomplishments in our nation’s history. Signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, the ADA prohibits workplace discrimination against people with disabilities, and makes sure that an...
Many of us think LinkedIn is the go-to site for career advice. And of course it’s a great place to network -- but it’s not always the sine qua non of professional guidance.  Sometimes wisdom can be captured in just a few short words. For those quick, convenient, but essential tips, Twitter (wit...
In Washington State, truck drivers experience among the highest rates of workplace injuries, according to a new report from the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I). Every year, 1 in 13 truck drivers suffers from a work-related injury serious enough to require missed days of work. The r...
The U.S. has more than 2 million home care workers, and yet this important sector of the labor force has never been covered under minimum wage and overtime laws. However, under new federal regulations announced this week by the Obama administration, that will change in January of 2015. The new rule...
Did you know that the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) founded Guide Dogs of America? Guide Dogs of America is committed to the mission of training guide dogs and providing instruction in their use at no charge to blind and visually impaired Americans. This all...