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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

Marijuana- What Employers Should Know

by | December 11, 2012

This week’s blog from Lauren Burgon Washington voters approved Initiative 502 on November 6th leaving many Washington employers wondering how and if they should be amending their policies regarding drug use. While the passage of Initiative 502 decriminalizes, regulates, and taxes the recreational use and sale of marijuana in the state of Washington, marijuana use... 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

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

Hiring and Promoting the Best People that Fit into Your Organization

by | June 21, 2011

Our guest blog post is from Bert Holeton, President of The Mastermind Group (www.the-mastermind-group.com).  ————————– When it comes to choosing the right individual to join your organization, or the right individual to promote into a key position, or the right combination of individuals to form a team – it’s all about performance and fit. To... View Article

STRUCTURING A SALES FORCE FOR SUCCESS

by | March 4, 2011

Selling is a tricky and difficult activity for most of us.  I am currently participating in a sales training program with Seica Systems through BizEnrich and am learning a lot about the process of selling and, more importantly, the process of buying.   As owners, we are a key factor in the “selling” part of the... View Article

Business Innovation through Human Capital Management

by | October 19, 2010

Our guest blog comes from Ken Realmuto, Talent Acquisition Expert and Human Capital Strategist.  Ken owns the firm Real Enterprises, Inc. and is a Founder/Partner Advantage Consortium.  ———————– In 2001 Allen Greenspan announced that we are entering a new age. He called it the “Conceptual Age”. Currently we have a universal agreement that we are indeed... View Article

Re-Conceptualizing Intellectual Assets in Business

by | October 5, 2010

As companies are becoming more and more dependent on the knowledge, experience and creativity of the people in their businesses, they must begin to think more strategically about their “intellectual assets.”  At Equinox, we regularly receive calls from individuals starting a business and wondering if the contract they signed with their employers limits their ability... View Article

MORE BANG FOR YOUR COMPENSATION BUCK – COMMUNICATION IS CRITICAL

by | July 20, 2010

Catherine Dovey is the founder of Compensation Works LLC and offers this guest blog with insights as to how and when to communicate with employees about compensation. ————————————- Several surveys show that up to 70% of employees are planning to look for new opportunities after the economy recovers.  Most of us assume that we need... View Article