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long-term care act

What Washington’s Long-Term Care Act Means for Employers

by | April 21, 2021

The Long-Term Care Act, passed in May of 2019, mandates a new uncapped 0.58% payroll tax on employee wages. The tax will create a Long-Term Care Trust Fund to fund the Long-Term Services and Support Trust Program. The program will help supplement long-term care costs, such as assisted living expenses. While the program’s specifics are... View Article

Gender Diversity in Washington Boardrooms

Gender Diversity in Washington Boardrooms

by | March 24, 2021

Despite the push in recent years for increased gender equality in the workplace, many company boardrooms are still largely male-dominated. In June of 2020, Governor Jay Inslee signed SSB 6037 into law in an effort to recognize the many qualified women in the Pacific Northwest. Developed by the Washington State Women’s Commission, the law aims... View Article

Website Accessibility

Is Your Website Accessibility ADA Compliant?

by | November 25, 2020

While many businesses are familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employment requirements, fewer know that it can also apply to websites. An online presence is a critical component for public and private businesses, leading to increased website accessibility litigation. Plaintiffs claim that websites with certain barriers, such as incompatibility with screen-reading software, constitute... View Article