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Making Room for Pregnancy on the Job: The Pregnant Worker’s Fairness Act and PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act

More than 45 years after the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), pregnant and nursing employees still face challenges in the workplace. This is particularly true in professions that require physical activities that may pose difficulty to employees during some stages of pregnancy. Likewise, nursing...
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Taking it Virtual: The Benefits of Remote HR Consulting

Due to the pandemic, many organizations began the move to more virtual operations, which included consulting engagements. With the pandemic mostly behind us, employers continue to revise standards for what their workforce will look like moving forward. Although your workplace may now have resumed in-person or...
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Re-Evaluate Your Independent Contractors This New Year

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Independent contractors are integral to businesses. They are used to provide specific skills or experience, assist with limited-scope projects or initiatives, address a remote work arrangement, or transition an employee toward retirement. But, businesses that improperly classify workers as independent contractors...
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Building the Relationship with Direct Reports

The new year is a welcome time to take stock and refresh management practices. With staffing challenges and knowledge that positive employee relations are crucial to retaining employees, managers everywhere may be thinking, “what can I do to best support and retain employees, both for their success and for the...
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OSHA 300: Common Questions, COVID-19, and Potential Changes

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires many employers with 11 or more employees to follow recordkeeping requirements, recording serious work-related injuries and illnesses on their OSHA 300 Log. These recordkeeping requirements aim to collect work-related injury and illness data...
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Tips & Tricks to Get Your Full Reimbursement From Your Stay at Work

Washington Labor and Industries’ Stay-at-Work (SAW) program is an incentive program that reimburses employers for providing light duty accommodations to their injured workers. There is no cost for employers to participate in the SAW program, so this is a major opportunity for organizations to recoup some of their...
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