Tag Archive: covid-19

COVID-19 Vaccine

Should you require your employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

by | August 27, 2021

As the pandemic has stretched on, the highly infectious Delta COVID variant has become the dominant strain. As infection rates increase, employers are looking for ways to keep their employees safe and allow them to return physically to the workplace. There are several considerations employers must make. Should they require employees and contractors to get... View Article

Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Post-Pandemic World 2

Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Post-Pandemic World

by | May 26, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is an increasingly popular topic, impacting the rise of new laws such as Washington’s boardroom diversity requirements. However, aside from legal compliance, research makes a consistent and strong business case for diversity. A 2020 McKinsey study finds that the most diverse companies are 25% more likely to experience above-average profitability... View Article

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What Employers Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

by | January 19, 2021

While 2021 isn’t off to the start we all hoped it would, there is good news on the horizon. Health care workers and other high-risk individuals are now getting the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Most people will likely be able to receive the vaccine by the end of the second quarter 2021. While the... View Article

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Washington State COVID-19 Lockdown 2.0

by | November 16, 2020

In light of the expected (yet still alarming) rise in Washington state Covid-19 cases during this Fall season, Governor Jay Inslee announced on Sunday that new state-wide restrictions will be placed on business and other social activities to try and slow down Washington’s third wave of COVID-19 growth during the pandemic. Most of the restrictions... View Article

Strengthen Your Business

Five Lessons from the Pandemic to Strengthen Your Business

by | July 31, 2020

While business owners are well-acquainted with the concept of risk, that term has likely taken on a whole new meaning in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Even the most risk-averse business owners likely did not see this massive global crisis coming, and certainly did not anticipate the rapid and overwhelming impact it would have on... View Article

What Does Phase II of the Safe Start Plan Mean for Your Business?

by | May 27, 2020

Business leaders have successfully adapted to their changing workplace & lifestyle, but confusion can loom over plans to reopen. As Washington nears the end of Phase I of Governor Inslee’s Safe Start Plan, business owners face a new challenge of reopening safely & meeting strict legal requirements. Questions around their ability to reopen, documenting and... View Article

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Drafting an Effective Remote Work Policy

by | April 2, 2020

Of all the goals and priorities you had for your business at the beginning of 2020, arranging for telecommuting of your entire workforce likely was not one of them. But as employees settle into their “home offices,” one chief concern of business owners is how to ensure employees can perform their duties effectively and efficiently... View Article

COVID-19

COVID-19: The Resources Your Small Business Needs

by | March 11, 2020

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is having a sudden and severe impact on our region, state, and the U.S. As a result of COVID-19, many small businesses are suffering. Social distancing and state-mandated bans are causing the cancellation of events and travel plans, workplaces to shut down or limit operations, workers are sent home, and ultimately,... View Article