Over the last two decades, obesity levels in the United States have been on the rise along with a growing concern of discrimination based on weight in the workplace. As a result, states and local governments are starting to take action. In Washington, it is therefore illegal for employers to refuse to hire qualified potential employees because the employer perceives them to be obese.
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LEGAL UPDATE: Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers. What you need to Know about the “PUMP Act”by Katie Robinson | July 24, 2023
The PUMP Act broadens the number of workers who must be accommodated as it applies to almost all employees for a year after child birth (with the exception of airline crew and pilots).
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is a new federal law that provides expanded protections for pregnant workers to seek reasonable accommodations through their employer.
The term audit typically carries a heavy, negative connotation. And it makes sense — especially for business owners. Being subject to an audit means taking your time and attention away from your daily operations and the things that matter most to you. However, it is possible to make an audit less painful and to take... View Article
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
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
When business owners hear the term “business continuity,” they most readily think of what to do in the case of a physical loss such as a fire, flood or earthquake. These physical losses are important risks to protect against but “business continuity” planning goes beyond that. Business continuity planning must also address the impact of... View Article
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
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