Author Archives for Victoria Bartow

Labor & Industries Audit

Basics of a Labor and Industries Audit

by | September 2, 2019

The term audit typically carries a heavy, negative connotation. And it makes sense — especially for business owners. Being subject to an audit means taking your time and attention away from your daily operations and the things that matter most to you. However, it is possible to make an audit less painful and to take... View Article

Oregon Employer Update

New Workplace Laws for Businesses With Oregon Employees

by | August 4, 2019

On June 11, 2019, the Workplace Fairness Act was signed into law in Oregon, limiting employers’ use of confidentiality/nondisclosure/non-disparagement agreements with employees that relate to harassment (including sexual harassment), discrimination and/or sexual assault. Here are the changes Oregon employers and businesses with employees in Oregon need to know about: These types of agreements will only... View Article

WA State Non-Compete Law

Washington State is Making Big Changes to Non-compete Laws

by | May 6, 2019

Update: Governor Inslee signed this legislation on May 9, 2019, making it law. Changes will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Washington’s State’s Governor Jay Inslee is very likely to sign a new bill regulating non-competition agreements. The new law places restrictions on which workers can be subject to non-competition agreements and specific terms.... View Article

WA Dept. of Revenue Update: New Remote Seller Regulation

by | October 2, 2018

This week the Washington Department of Revenue will require some out-of-state businesses (remote sellers) to collect sales tax. A remote seller who, during the current or previous year, has at least $100,000 in retail sales to Washington consumers or at least 200 separate transactions with Washington consumers is required to collect and remit sales taxes.... View Article

Updates to Washington’s Equal Pay Act Go Into Effect

by | June 6, 2018

This Thursday, June 7, 2018, an amendment to Washington’s Equal Pay Act goes into effect. This amendment attempts to limit gender discrimination in the workplace by prohibiting discrimination in compensation of “similarly employed” workers of different genders. Under the act, employees are “similarly employed” when: they work for the same company the job done requires... View Article

General Data Protection Regulation Goes Into Effect

by | May 25, 2018

All Fridays are special, but Friday, May 25, 2018 is even more special because the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. If you are tempted to stop reading because HEY! this is the US not the EU, hang in there, because if your company handles data belonging to people in the... View Article