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August 21st, 2012 - 11:32 am § in Employment & Labor, Legislation & Law, New Laws, Workers Compensation

Seattle’s Sick Leave Apocalypse Arrives In 10 Days

  In 10 days, pandemonium will sweep across Seattle as business owners scramble to figure out the new Sick Leave Law. I am posting this notice – do not wait, learn now. Read this quick post and prepare in today.[...]

May 16th, 2012 - 10:14 am § in Employment & Labor, Federal & State Contracts, Labor Regulations, Legislation & Law, Public Contracting

E-Verify Is Not Ready, So The Legal Workforce Act Should Wait.

  E-Verify? Uh, what? That might be your response as a contractor – and I wouldn’t blame you. To date, E-Verify has only hit the largest of federal contractors. Rest assured though that it is coming to a small business near you.[...]

February 21st, 2012 - 10:34 am § in Collection, Construction Liability, Employment & Labor

Save a Legal Fee: Making a Wage Claim Without Calling an Attorney

  I receive a few calls or emails  a week from laborers looking to recover their wages. It’s a very sad story most of the time; almost always a contractor tried to improperly “contract” with a laborer to avoid paying payroll taxes and then refused to pay timely. But you might[...]

January 4th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Employment & Labor, Legislation & Law, New Laws

Washington Raises Minimum Wage, Remains Highest In US

  Washington has raised the minimum wage yet again. The raise puts Washington over $9.00, the first state in the country to do so.[...]

October 11th, 2011 - 9:48 am § in Construction News, Employment & Labor, Legislation & Law, New Laws

Will It Ever End? L&I Boosts Workers Compensation Rates, Again

  I went to the mailbox yesterday and what did I find: L&I rubbing my face in higher workers compensation rates. Yep, you heard right. After the failure of a voter initiative to free workers compensation from a state monopoly, and a massive 2011 rate increase, the department responsible for[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 2:41 pm § in Construction Liability, Construction News, Employment & Labor, New Laws

Legal Workforce Act: Potential E-Verify Law Gains Steam

  It just got to Washington state, but its already on a fast track for the whole nation – and all business owners. Proposed legislation would require every U.S. employer to use E-Verify. What is E-Verify and what do you need to do to use it? Lets take a look.[...]