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exempt employee

Changes to WA Exempt Employee Salary Thresholds & Job Duties

by | December 30, 2020

On July 1, 2020, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (“L&I”) updated the criteria for an exempt employee. These workers may include executive, administrative, and professional employees, as well as outside salespeople and computer professionals. Washington’s overtime exemption rules generally require these “white-collar” employees to meet a three-part test to be exempt: the... View Article

Paying your employees

Are you Paying Your Employees Correctly?

by | October 14, 2020

A common belief is that employees are the business’s greatest asset and greatest liability. While employees are critical to business success, being an employer is becoming more complex by the day. One area of concern, which can become very expensive if not done correctly, is employee pay. Failure in properly paying your employees can potentially... View Article

Six Insights to Enhance Diversity in Your Business

by | August 28, 2020

“Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” are words that have been floating around the business community for many years, but it’s been primarily an effort of big businesses. Small companies typically have infrequent hiring needs and, therefore, feel they can have a limited impact on diverse hiring. In recent months, however, more small businesses are asking how... View Article

Drafting an Effective Remote Work Policy

by | April 2, 2020

Who is approved to telecommute and how often? What expectations does the company have for remote work employees? What systems and equipment will the company provide, and what expenses will the company cover? Enlist Help

non-compete

9 FAQs About Washington’s New Non-Compete Restrictions

by | September 3, 2019

We previously posted an article about the new non-compete legislation in Washington that was expected to be signed into law. Since that original article was posted, the bill was in fact signed and Washington employers should begin preparing for the new rules to take effect on January 1, 2020. But what do employers really need... View Article

Top 5 Business Areas to Focus and Plan for 2019

by | December 3, 2018

Although we are often distracted at this time of year by fun family gatherings, vacation time, and holiday cheer and events, businesses often take this time to ensure they are ready to start the new year strong.  Below are several areas we suggest businesses evaluate as they plan for a successful year: Financial goals.  Your... View Article