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

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 in… 

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Workplace Harassment and Investigations in the Virtual Environment

Employers can be liable for harassing conduct even if it occurs outside the physical workplace. It can happen digitally in social media posts, or even in the perceived safety of an employee’s home. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, employees who still have jobs may be worried about job security and be… 

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The ADA Turns 30!

July 26, 2020, marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When first enacted, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was considered the most important employment legislation since the Civil Rights Act of 1964.The ADA prohibits discrimination in all areas of public life, including employment, education, transportation,… 

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Managing Face Covering Requirements and Overheating

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 feasible,… 

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June is National Safety Month

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, workplace safety is more critical than ever. June is National Safety Month. Although the annual event may look different from previous years, employers are encouraged to evaluate workplace safety programs, identify any training that employees are behind on, and establish a plan to bring workers… 

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Fostering a Healthy Culture in the Post-Pandemic Workplace

The post-pandemic workplace is going to look, feel, behave, and operate differently than before, and many of these changes may be permanent. It is more important than ever for leadership teams around the world to invest real time, energy, and commitment to their work environments, and in particular, their employees,… 

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Job Search Tips from a Recruiter

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, layoffs and furloughs have hit workers across all industry sectors in all parts of the country. In April 2020, the U.S. unemployment rate skyrocketed to 14.7%, representing a 10.3 percentage point increase from the month prior. The result is that 23.1 million Americans…