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Employment Law
Tuesday, October 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
EEOC Increases Fine for Posting Violations »
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that protects job applicants and workers from discr...
Friday, April 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to the Employment Standards Policy are in the Works »
In December 2015, the Department of Labor & Industries launched the Employment Standards policy development effort rel...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spokane City Council approves sick leave ordinance. Employers required to give workers up to 5 days »
As we have been following the movement of this Ordinance, the Spokane City Council took action last night on Earned...
Friday, January 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
City Council votes on paid sick and safe leave Monday, January 11, 2016 »
The Spokane City Council plans to hear comment and vote on Ordinance C35300 regarding Earned Sick and Safe Leave on Monday...

Business
Thursday, May 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Retirement Plan Record Retention Requirements »
The administration of a retirement plan can create a massive amount of paperwork and data, including plan docume...
Monday, May 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Vaping Restrictions in Spokane County Start July 1, 2016 »
Spokane County becomes the sixth county in the state to pass regulations restricting vaping in public places. Following a...
Monday, February 22, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
When You List Your Company Assets―Don’t Miss the Most Valuable Ones. »
Every business comes up with ideas. Some solve internal problems, other become products for customers, and others fade as...
Tuesday, December 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Workers' comp rates will increase 2 percent in 2016 »
The average base rate Washington businesses pay for workers' compensation insurance will increase by 2 percent in 2016 acc...
Monday, November 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Associated Industries partners with Regence BlueShield and AsurisNW Health »
Associated Industries is pleased to announce that Regence BlueShield and AsurisNW Health have been selected as the carrier...

Health Care
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Just Around the Corner: ACA Form 1095-C Filing Deadline on March 31st »
Time’s almost up. Just a few weeks left before all ALE companies (any employer with an average of at least 50 full-time or...
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS delays ACA reporting for Forms 1094/1095 »
UPDATE: As deadlines creep closer in the New Year, the IRS has made an announcement to extend deadlines for the new form...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two-year delay on excise tax for employer-sponsored health coverage »
Last week President Obama signed a bill that includes a two-year delay to the effective date for the excise tax on high co...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obama signs budget deal that suspends, delays key ACA taxes »
Congress passed and President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill on December 18 that includes $622 billion in tax...
Monday, December 21, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Deadlines approaching for health coverage information reporting »
Don’t forget about the upcoming deadlines in 2016. The IRS sent out a reminder for large applicable employers (ALE) about...

Safety
Tuesday, May 24, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Incident Reporting for OSHA »
Beginning August 10, 2016, employers with more than 250 employees and employers in certain high-hazard industries , will...
Monday, April 18, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOSH Inspectors Have a New Enforcement Emphasis to Implement »
Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) is implementing OSHA’s N...

Human Resources
Tuesday, February 2, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employee Pay Data Reporting Moves Forward »
The EEOC announced proposed changes to its EEO-1 report that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to subm...
Thursday, December 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Associated Industries partners with Jackson Lewis to bolster AAP services »
Associated Industries is pleased to announce a new partnership with the national law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. The strateg...
Monday, December 7, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS 2016 cost‑of‑living adjustments »
You can now officially let employees know how much money they can sock away for retirement next year.  COL...
Wednesday, November 25, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Hiring for the Holidays? »
This is the time of year to start planning wonderful feasts and spending time with loved ones, but what does the upcoming...
Monday, November 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Associated Industries announces partnership with PayNorthwest »
Associated Industries is pleased to announce a recent partnership agreement with PayNorthwest LLC, a provider of cloud-bas...

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