ADA and the Interactive Process

August 3, 2020

Whether a company of 15 or 15,000 the ADA and the interactive process can be complicated, time-consuming, and confusing, particularly for those not dedicated to the complexities of the law and practice daily. As explained by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC – “If you have a disability and are qualified to do […]

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How to handle sensitive topics in the workplace

August 3, 2020

The employment environment is an ever-changing one, and employers are always balancing the work they do, and the people that help them do it. As the day-to-day work culture focuses on delivering on the goals of the organization, businesses should ensure an individual’s ability to feel safe, included, and respected by everyone they work with. […]

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Coronavirus & the Workplace

March 12, 2020

The novel Coronavirus now called COVID-19, unheard of more than 10 weeks ago has now been declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be a pandemic. On February 29, 2020, the Washington state governor declared a state of emergency in response to the continued diagnosis of COVID-19 cases in the state and has restricted […]

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Effectively Communicating Exempt vs. Nonexempt

February 17, 2020

Over the course of the coming years, employers and employees will be significantly impacted by the changes to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Washington State Minimum Wage Act (MWA) related to the classification of employees as exempt or nonexempt. The changes to the FLSA took effect January 2020, but the Washington State […]

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Registration Now Open for Supervisor Boot Camp!

January 29, 2019

Registration Now Open for Supervisor Boot Camp! Feb.  27th – March 1st | April 24th – 26th | Oct. 2nd – 5th        Many supervisors are promoted into their positions without any formal training in supervision or management.  Making the change from peer to the supervisor can be challenging for the employee and […]

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Putting Policies and Procedures into Perspective

April 17, 2017

When organizations need to ensure workforce alignment, increase efficiencies or overcome an obstacle they often rely on new policies and procedures to achieve these goals. However, outlining policies and procedures is only half the battle. To thrive, an organization must work to guarantee all team members, from upper management to the front lines, are trained […]

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2016 Inland Northwest Compensation Survey is Open

August 11, 2016

Having a competitive compensation package can be key to bringing in and retaining the top talent you want on your team. Establishing how you compare to other employers in your area is the best way to make sure your salaries and benefits measure up to the job market. An easy way to get the data […]

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Employee Pay Data Reporting Moves Forward

February 2, 2016

The EEOC announced proposed changes to its EEO-1 report that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to submit employee W-2 earnings and hours worked. Advanced copies of the proposed rule and pay reporting form are available in the Federal Register for employers to review. The EEOC plans to take public comment on the proposed rule until […]

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Associated Industries partners with Jackson Lewis to bolster AAP services

December 17, 2015

Associated Industries is pleased to announce a new partnership with the national law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. The strategic partnership between the two organizations provides a more robust service for Affirmative Action Plans that are compliant with the very latest and rapidly changing governmental regulations. The alliance and support combines the local, personalized resources of Associated Industries with the […]

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IRS 2016 cost‑of‑living adjustments

December 7, 2015

You can now officially let employees know how much money they can sock away for retirement next year. COLA bump not triggered The IRS just released the 2016 retirement plan contribution limits. Because the U.S. Consumer Price Index didn’t trigger COLA increases to most plans, the major plan limits will remain unchanged through 2016. Here […]

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