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Workplace Emergencies—Is Your Company Ready?

Everyone knows emergency preparedness is important, but often it falls to the bottom of the priority list as we juggle the many daily demands of business. An emergency can be an unexpected occurrence of varying degrees with the potential to impact...

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Confidentiality During Workplace Investigations in Washington

The Washington law called the Silenced No More Act went into effect on June 9, 2022. The Act prohibits confidentiality, nondisclosure, and non...

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New Challenges with Remote Employees

Employees have more bargaining power now than they’ve had in decades and are demanding remote work remain on the table. This is a good thing in many...

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Upcoming Archbright Events and Presentations

The Archbright team is out in the community, sharing our expertise on relevant and timely HR topics. Find us at these upcoming events!

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Employer Policies and Legal Obligations in Response to Changing Abortion Laws

After the US Supreme Court’s June 24 landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, employers across the nation were left trying to understand the...

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With the Legalization of Medical and Recreational Marijuana, Is Zero Tolerance Still Realistic for Employers?

It has been ten years since Washington voters approved I-502, legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in the state. Oregon voters followed suit...

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Risks, Benefits, and Possible Legal Issues When Considering a Biometric Time Clock

Biometrics are unique physical characteristics, such as fingerprints and facial features, which employers can use for automated recognition for...

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Hiring For Neurodiversity

Note: To respect differing preferences, this article uses both person-first and identity-first language.

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Experience Modification Rate–What Employers in Washington Need to Know

In Washington State, the workers’ compensation insurance landscape is unique compared to the rest of the country. Almost all employers with...

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Four Tips for Employers Dealing with Drug or Alcohol Use in the Workplace

With more employees working remotely, reports have shown that there has been an increase in substance abuse during work hours. Whether it is due to...

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