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Five Common Workers’ Comp Myths and Facts - Archbright

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It is no secret that Washington state has very complex workers’ compensation laws—even a seemingly straightforward claim can become complicated under closer examination. This is frustrating for employers, especially when they have information that could assist in the claims process but aren’t sure if they should...

A New Year Means New Opportunities for HR Professionals - Archbright

With 2020 nearly behind us, it feels as though we have been holding our collective breath for the last nine months, waiting for a change, an update, or just some good news. Many have been in a holding pattern, waiting to see where they may land at year-end. As we look forward to a new year, perhaps it is finally...

Political Speech and Activity in the Workplace - Archbright

With the presidential election fast approaching, employers are wise to brace for how political speech can encroach on the workplace. Whether employees use free speech arguments to disrupt work or customers take exception to an employee’s politically charged social media posts, an employer’s response must be informed...

The Proper Handling and Prevention of Workplace Injuries - Archbright

Imagine an ambulance just took your employee to the hospital for an eye injury. You wonder how this could have happened; you provide safety glasses to all workers. A ton of questions come to mind. Will the employee be okay? Will their vision be impacted? Could they lose their eye? Will your company be in trouble?...

Managing Face Covering Requirements and Overheating - Archbright

Employers have had to scramble to comply with several new federal, state, and local health directives intended to help combat the spread of COVID-19. In Washington and Oregon, employers must implement and enforce a variety of new rules such as enforcing six-foot physical distance between employees or customers when...

Leave Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Archbright

As employees return to work and resume operations, they may not be ready or able to return to physical workplaces. Workers could be unwilling to return to work because they are sick; are high-risk individuals; are caregivers for sick family members; are caregivers for children if schools or daycare centers are...

Strategies to Attract & Retain Employees During and After COVID-19 - Archbright

Your organization is most likely experiencing some level of economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the Pacific Northwest, we see companies struggling to keep up and stretching themselves in ways they have never experienced before or anticipated a few months ago. Including those that had to close earlier...