[caption id="attachment_36944" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/BackyardProduction[/caption] The latest economic stimulus package aimed at helping American workers struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic extends federal unemployment checks this year and waives up to mo...
[caption id="attachment_25894" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/kazuma seki[/caption] It is no longer a rarity to find businesses in Washington state and across the country cutting corners on the enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines. Whether on purpose or inadverte...
[caption id="attachment_23800" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/tommaso79[/caption] The weekly unemployment payments that have been a lifeline for thousands of Washington workers who lost their livelihood during the coronavirus pandemic has turned out to be a nightmare for ...
[caption id="attachment_20944" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/scaliger[/caption] Washington state workers who lost their jobs due to COVID-19-related disruptions can apply for $300 in extra weekly unemployment benefits. The federal program, called Lost Wage Assistan...
[caption id="attachment_20525" align="aligncenter" width="525"] iStock.com/Kunal Mahto[/caption] Undocumented workers in Washington state who missed out on coronavirus-related federal assistance have access to financial help. A new $40 million relief fund setup by Gov. Jay Inslee and a coalition o...
[caption id="attachment_20078" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/DmyTo[/caption] President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders replacing the expired $600 weekly unemployment benefit with $400 per week and  deferring payroll taxes after Congress missed a Friday ...
A pair of laid-off workers whose unemployment benefits have been delayed for more than two months during the coronavirus pandemic have sued Washington state. Filed Friday with the Supreme Court, the lawsuit demands that the Employment Security Department (ESD) release all payments owed to legitim...
A week after Washington state announced plans to temporarily halt the payment of unemployment checks due to a spike in suspicious claims, the extent of the fraud scheme is coming into focus. Fraudsters have used the stolen personal information of tens of thousands of Washingtonians to secure hund...
The steady stream of state and federal safety guidelines to halt the spread of coronavirus is leading to the renegotiation of the employee-employer relationship. Workers deemed “essential” – such as first responders, delivery drivers and grocery store checkers – have suddenly become, well, ...
The federal government recently launched the third wave of coronavirus relief aid, totaling more than $2 trillion which includes direct payments to taxpayers and expanded unemployment benefits. The third wave of federal help comes as nearly 1 million workers in the Puget Sound region are at immed...