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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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Legal changes taking place in 2019

January 29, 2019

Employment law remains one of the most consistently changing areas of law, and 2019 is no exception. Notably, Washington is looking at several impactful changes that will affect employers within the state: Minimum Wage Increase As a reminder, the minimum wage increased in Washington on January 1, 2019 to $12.00. In 2020, the minimum wage […]

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The new pay data reporting portion of the EEO-1 report has been indefinitely postponed.

August 30, 2017

The Office of Information Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) just announced that the new pay data reporting portion of the EEO-1 report has been indefinitely postponed. The previously approved EEO-1 form should be utilized to comply with the March 31, 2018 filing deadline. For additional details please view the announcement from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). As a reminder […]

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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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Blacklisting Update for Contractors

March 7, 2017

As you may recall, back in October of 2016 the day before the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule “Blacklisting Regulation” was to go into effect a U.S. District Court Judge placed an injunction on the rule. A new development has occurred, the Senate voted yesterday to disapprove the Final Rule. What does this […]

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Additional Leave May Be A Reasonable Accommodation

February 10, 2017

When managing an employee with a medical condition, the issues regularly implicate the FMLA or ADA – or both. It is critical that employers understand that even though an employee’s FMLA leave may have expired, the circumstances may require employers to consider an additional period of unpaid leave as a reasonable accommodation for an employee’s condition under […]

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Platinum Membership Area Expanded

February 9, 2017

The team here at Associated Industries has exciting news to share. We have expanded our platinum membership area to cover all of Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Platinum membership includes: HR Support Line News & training alerts―e-newsletter HR health check Online HR library―forms, policies, posters, articles, & employee handbook sample Handbook compliance review Learning Library―online library […]

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Welcoming Our New Membership Director

February 6, 2017

Associated Industries is pleased to introduce their new membership director, Stefanie Howe. Stefanie’s role is to help small and mid-sized organizations, across multiple industries, and address employer related issues more effectively through the organization’s membership services and support. Prior to joining Associated Industries Stefanie held a sales leadership position with a global hospitality technology provider. […]

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