Nearly 110 million people in the U.S., representing three-quarters of the workforce, have jobs that can't be done remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a University of Washington study. The study found that these workers, which are also the lowest-paid in the country, are not only p...
About two years after launching an initiative to eliminate "no-poach" agreements that franchise operators have used to restrict worker wages and mobility in Washington state, Attorney General Bob Ferguson said his office has succeeded in that effort. In a report released Tuesday, Ferguson said mi...
One of the first whistleblowers to highlight inadequate safety measures in U.S. workplaces during the coronavirus pandemic has sued the Bellingham hospital and staffing firm that fired him in March. Dr. Ming Lin filed the lawsuit in Whatcom County Superior Court last week, claiming wrongful termi...
In recent weeks, state and federal courts have seen a growing number of lawsuits from workers alleging they were fired for raising COVID-19-related health and safety concerns including a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE). The complaints, also being filed with the Occupational Safety and...
Seattle-based Amazon.com has come under the scrutiny of federal labor regulators following worker allegations that the company retaliated against them for protesting safety conditions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to public documents filed last week and viewed by Buzzfeed News. The Chicago-...
In many workplaces, the holiday season is synonymous with boozy office parties, where every branch of the work family comes together to celebrate a year of hard work. The uninhibited atmosphere can be a welcome pressure release valve in an otherwise stressful part of life. It’s also a ripe time fo...
The battle of the generations is alive and well, as a new meme can attest. And it may soon have implications in the office. The catchphrase “OK Boomer” has become a weapon of choice for young Americans to shoot down baby boomers, the generation ranging in age from 55 to 73 years old. After ...
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...
While he was in his twenties, Fritz Gilbert knew that he didn't want to die at his desk. Earlier this year, Gilbert retired at 55. He has started saving decades ago and now made himself available to answer one of the trickiest decisions: When should a worker retire? The question is deeply pers...
Earlier this week the Seattle Times editorial board called on Mayor Jenny Durkan to veto the proposal for a head tax on jobs if it’s approved by city council. As they argue: "Seattle’s City Council will harm the city, its business climate and workers across the board if it starts taxing large c...