The typical annual wage increase is too small for employees, and the automatic pay increase for all employees is too much for many employers. Recent articles from the Washington Post and the Society for Human Resource Management reflect a 2017 trend of companies looking to do away with the automatic annual pay increase. They cite the belief that the typical 3%… Read more »
Raising the minimum wage is a sneaky method for raising revenue for the State without directly raising taxes on businesses or on the individual. In fact, it is cloaked with an altruist sense of “righteousness” which makes it hard to see the sinister side of this action. State Unemployment taxes (SUTA) and Federal Unemployment taxes… Read more »
Life isn’t easy, and that’s true for everyone whether you want to believe it or not. It’s just that some people work hard to solve their problems, while others would rather make excuses and play the role of victim. Click here to view the newsletter.
Consumer Price Index for Washington state employers is forcing another bump upwards in the minimum wage. Starting January 1, 2014 the minimum wage will be $9.32 up thirteen cents per hour. Residents of SeaTac approved a $15.00/hour minimum wage which will impact the wages of hotel and airport employees. Washington State has the highest minimum… Read more »
The best way to improve the performance of any team, division, or department is to add a little competition – right? It’s simple, really: create a contest, add an incentive, define the rules and the boundaries, and step back and watch the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) skyrocket! Need to improve your safety record? Just add… Read more »
You have just landed an interview for a seemingly wonderful job! Now what? Successful interviewing will be essential in order for you to lock in an offer. Here are 9 simple to follow tips on effective interviewing from preparation through follow up.
It’s not illegal in the workplace yet, but Lawmakers in Olympia have been writing and reviewing words that will most likely tuck ‘bullying” neatly under the Hostile Work Environment definition makes it illegal very soon. Hostile Work Environment – exists when an employee experiences workplace harassment and fears going to work because of the offensive,… Read more »
Honestly, thinking about Washington State de-criminalizing the use of marijuana, makes me feel a bit more liberal towards the drug. My mind drifts to those “good old days” when we “experimented” with pot and I am thinking now how nice it would be to unwind with a doobie. After all, there is nothing my employer… Read more »
Washington voters approved a process to calculate the minimum wage in 1998, and the new increase reflects a rise in the Consumer Price Index. That has been driven upward recently due to gasoline prices. Effective January 2013 the minimum wage in the state of Washington will jump another $0.15 to $9.19! This is roughly a… Read more »
Due to the death of a friend of Harry Franzheim, we have postponed the webinar that was to be held on Friday April 27th. It has been rescheduled for Friday May 11th. Click Here to Register