After coming to the brink of a strike against four major grocery store chains in Washington, workers reached a tentative agreement in contract negotiations, averting the anticipated strike late last night. The grocery chains include Albertsons, Fred Meyer, Safeway and QFC, and employ nearly 21,000 w...
While employers across the country are taking measures to address obesity in the workplace, much work remains to be done, and businesses need additional tools and resources, especially among small and mid-size organizations. These findings were reported following a survey of more than 500 businesses...
According to an announcement by the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), the minimum wage in Washington State is scheduled to increase to $9.19 per hour on January 1, 2013, Each year L&I determines the state’s minimum wage as required by Initiative 688, passed by Washington voters...
A poignant article recently featured in the New York Times addresses the question, Does Medicine Discourage Gay Doctors? Written by Pauline Chen, M.D., the piece primarily focuses on the personal and professional life of Dr. Mark A. Schuster, the current head of General Pediatrics at Boston’s Chil...
Last month the media gave widespread publicity to the strange case of lifeguard Tomas Lopez, who was fired for leaving his post to save a drowning man. After observing the swimmer in distress, Lopez ran from his assigned section of a south Florida beach; by the time Lopez arrived, other beach-goers ...
Friday’s news that the private sector added 227,000 jobs in February gives President Obama a renewed opportunity to boost his slow political recovery. However, eight more jobs reports will follow in the months leading up to Election Day in November, each one an uncertain and potentially dangerous...