Associated Industries is now offering CPR & First Aid Training!
May 17, 2019
Date: June 3, 2019 CPR Class: 8am – 1pm First Aid Class: 1pm – 3pm You will develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond in a medical emergency. This class provides CPR/AED training for infant, child, and adult certification. PLEASE NOTE: The First Aid class is an additional class and must be booked separately. […]
Ban the Box Ordinance
April 15, 2019
When crafting job advertisements, revising job applications, or drafting interview questions, employers should be aware that local and state laws now prohibit employers from making inquiries into an applicant’s criminal background until later in the hiring process. The City of Spokane enacted a “Ban the Box” ordinance (Ordinance No. C-35564) in June 2018; enforcement began […]
EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Update
April 11, 2019
Late last week the EEOC confirmed that the system which would be utilized for collection of “Component 2” data—which includes hours worked and pay information from employees’ W-2 forms could be complete by September 30, 2019, if a third party data collector could be utilized. There is a significant amount of work that will need […]
Paid Family & Medical Leave: Revised Reporting Timeline
March 14, 2019
Employers began collecting premiums for the program on Jan. 1, 2019, with benefit claims set to begin Jan. 1, 2020. All employers will continue to withhold premiums as usual and submit payments and reports for 2019 quarters one and two between July 1 – July 31, 2019. To read more about this announcement, click here. […]
Salary Threshold for White Collar Exemptions
March 12, 2019
Earlier this month, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued new proposed rules, raising the annual minimum salary threshold for “white collar” overtime exemptions (executive, administrative, and professional) to $679 per week ($35,308 annually). This is nearly a 50% increase from the current FLSA salary level of $455 per week ($23,660 annually) but well below […]
House Bill 1450
March 12, 2019
The Washington state legislature is currently considering a bill that would significantly impact an employer’s ability to use and enforce non-compete agreements with employees and independent contractors in nearly every profession, trade or business of any kind in the state. Key elements of the bill include: Noncompetition agreements are unenforceable unless the employee earns more […]
EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Requirements are Back in Effect
March 7, 2019
With only 12 weeks before employer’s submissions are due, make sure you have the latest information. Click here to read an article from our partners at Jackson Lewis with all the details that you need to know.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]