The WA CARES Act makes long-term care accessible to all workers in Washington State. The program is funded through payroll taxes collected by the state. Participation in the program is mandatory for Washington workers unless they applied for an exemption by November 1, 2021. The plan benefits are anticipated to be available to workers in July 2026 and will cover long-term care services such as professional care, equipment, home safety evaluations, and compensation for family members who provide care.
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No matter the industry or company size, all business leaders and managers will have to have difficult employee conversations at one point or another. Whether it be for performance issues, misconduct, policy violations, or layoffs, difficult conversations come with the territory of running and managing a business. Having the right tools and knowledge is critical... View Article
Since remote work has become routine for businesses, managers may be leading dispersed employees who live across the country. What do employers need to do if an employee decides to move out of state? What should employers consider when hiring remote, out-of-state employees? Here are some proactive considerations: Look before you leap Generally, having an... View Article
Some of you may have come across the recent LinkedIn posts calling out a Virginia based recruiting firm called Cynet Systems for job postings that included “Caucasians preferred” and “female candidate only”. And your first reaction was probably something like “This isn’t legal, right?” Right. While I’m not going to get into the details of... View Article
Blog written by Lauren Burgon, Equinox Business Law Group As a business owner, sometimes it takes all your resources and attention to keep up with your business’ daily demands. Having the time or energy to step back and review your policies and procedures sometimes feels impossible. However, business owners, especially those with employees, can face severe consequences... View Article
Administrative Agencies are government bodies that are empowered to direct and supervise the implementation of particular laws. These agencies are often appointed by governmental authority such as the President of the United States, Congress, or a state constitution or legislature; but an agency does not necessarily report to the government. Certain agencies, such as the... View Article