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Platinum Rule of Culture

The Platinum Rule of Company Culture

by | December 30, 2019

Culture eats strategy for breakfast Peter Drucker The Golden Rule vs The Platinum Rule I recently came across the idea of the “Platinum Rule” as compared with the “Golden Rule” while thinking about company culture. We’re all familiar with the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated. The Platinum Rule is... View Article

Employer Pay Requirements

Latest Updates to Employer Pay Requirements

by | December 20, 2019

Are you waiting on the latest updates to the employer pay requirements coming in 2020? Well, The US Department of Labor and Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has a gift for you. New employer pay requirements just in time for the holidays! Snapshot Federal Employer Pay Requirements Changes. Beginning January 12, 2020, Employers... View Article

Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

What Employers Need To Know About Mandatory Arbitration Agreements

by | December 10, 2019

Avoiding employee disputes and lawsuits is the goal of employers, but even effective best practices won’t reduce all risks. So how do employers avoid the inevitable cost of employee disputes and lawsuits? Enter mandatory arbitration agreements, which prevent employee disputes from going to court. These agreements are typically part of employment agreements or as separate... View Article

Seattle Commuter Benefits

Legal Update: Seattle Commuter Benefits Effective on Jan. 1, 2020

by | December 2, 2019

Among the many changes going into effect on January 1, 2020 (lookin’ at you, Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave), one that may have snuck under the radar is the Seattle Commuter Benefits Ordinance. This ordinance requires covered employers to offer employees the opportunity to make a pre-tax payroll deduction to cover qualified transportation fringe... View Article

Company Holiday Party

‘Tis the Season for Company Holiday Parties

by | December 2, 2019

We are now officially in the holiday season. While holiday parties are a great way to build morale and show appreciation for employees, these can also result in unexpected liability for employers if not done right. We have our top 5 tips for ensuring your company holiday party doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Avoid serving... View Article

Data Privacy

New Changes in 2020 for Data Privacy Law

by | December 2, 2019

Data privacy and the protection of personal data will be a defining feature of 2020. States are taking matters into their own hands by passing sweeping new privacy laws, which will impact business owners and website operators across the country.  Keep reading for a summary of privacy law activity that business owners may need to... View Article

Closed Business

How to Close a Business… the Right Way

by | November 4, 2019

When starting a business, few business owners consider the details and consequences of closing the business. But even closing a business, if not done the right way, can get a business owner in hot water. Recently, a popular and all-inclusive wedding venue in Everett, WA suddenly closed. Engaged couples with impending nuptials are without a... View Article

Employee Handbook

5 Significant Changes in Washington Employment Law in 2019

by | October 29, 2019

Washington employers are likely to need support in reviewing employee handbooks and other existing policies and implementing new or revised policies by or before January 1, 2020. We are here to help! Call or email us to find to get your questions answered and see about getting your documents reviewed and updated.