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Employer Engagement

by | March 20, 2013

Blog written by Andrea Heuston   What would contribute most to your being both happier and more productive at work? How about feeling truly taken care of, appreciated, and trusted by your employer? More than 100 studies have affirmed the connection between employee engagement and performance, the connection between how we feel at work and... View Article

Health Care Reform – Why You Should Pay Attention Now

by | October 25, 2012

This week’s blog from Equinox Associate Lauren Burgon President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law in March, 2010, but most of us know that many of the law’s provisions don’t go into effect until 2014.  While many employers are concerned with how the law will affect their businesses and the... View Article

Tailoring the Compensation Package

by | September 3, 2012

Compensation is a tricky subject that can be highly emotional for both employer and employee.  Employees are looking for to what their peers are making in both salary and “perks.”  Employers are looking at how to keep great talent and the costs of doing so.  Employers look at a combination of salary, cash bonuses, and... View Article

Should You Access Employees’ Social Media Accounts?

by | August 23, 2012

Michelle Bomberger’s article “What’s the Password?” was published in Seattle Business Magazine. It addressed key considerations for employers accessing employees’ social media accounts. The full article is below:  Scoping out an employee’s or a potential employee’s social media life online has become common practice for employers who believe sound reasons exist for requesting this type... View Article

Hiring? – Think High Level

by | July 19, 2012

This weeks guest blog comes from Laura Doehle, Director of Client Services, Resourceful HR When it comes to hiring new employees there are many things to cross off your ‘to do’ list, especially when it comes to compliance and operations – writing accurate job descriptions, correctly classifying roles as exempt or non-exempt, ensuring interview questions... View Article

The Basics of Seattle Sick and Safe Ordinance

by | July 10, 2012

The time is almost upon us and Equinox wants to make sure your business is ready for the change. Here is an article written by Equinox outlining the basics of the Seattle ordinance going into effect September 1st. Equinox is offering free evaluations for compliance of the ordinance. Contact us at 425-250-0205 to set up... View Article

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Best Practices From an Employer Contract Law Perspective

by | July 2, 2012

When looking at best practices in hiring and firing, we consider how to get those right people on board and how to end the relationship when things aren’t going well.   Both facets of this process are difficult but some key practices can make things much simpler. Plan ahead.  Anticipate your hiring needs a year in advance. ... View Article

Implementation Considerations for Seattle Sick Leave

by | February 21, 2012

My initial thought regarding the new Seattle Sick Leave ordinance was that an employer that had a “Paid Time Off” policy for all employees would not be impacted much by the new ordinance.  As we dig deeper into the specifics of the ordinance, I am finding more complexities and administrative burdens that employers will have... View Article

Seattle Paid Sick Leave Ordinance – An Example

by | February 14, 2012

As we review the provisions of the new Seattle Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, we thought we’d provide some examples to show some of the issues and complexities of the ordinance. Anchorage Accounting is an accounting firm with its principal office in Anchorage Alaska.  It has 6 full time employees in Alaska, 2 full time employees... View Article