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Workplace Harassment and Investigations in the Virtual Environment

This article was updated on 4/13/21 from its first publication date of 7/29/20. Removing employees from the physical workplace does not remove harassment from the workplace. Employers can be liable for harassing conduct even if it occurs outside the physical workplace. It can appear digitally in social media posts or… 

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Vaccine Roundup: Answers to Employers’ Most Common Vaccination Questions

With vaccinations opening to all adults in Washington within the coming weeks, employers’ most common COVID-19 questions have shifted from how to handle positive cases or exposures at work to how to address vaccinations. Here are answers to the questions that many employers are asking: Can We Mandate Our Employees… 

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National Business Trends and the Pacific Northwest

In November 2020, the Employer Associations of America (EAA) published their 2021 National Business Trends survey, coordinated by Cascade Employers Association, and made possible by the collaborative efforts of employer associations nationwide, including Archbright. The survey includes 1,484 distinct participating organizations across all industries and all 50 states, as well… 

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Five Reasons Updated Job Descriptions Matter

A job description is a useful tool to describe a position’s tasks, duties, functions, and responsibilities. They form the foundation for many important processes such as job postings, recruitment, selection, wage and hour classifications, setting expectations, compensation, training, performance management, and appropriately responding to ADA accommodation or light duty requests.… 

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Diversity & Inclusion – Getting Started & Gaining Traction

Perhaps you are like many executives and human resources professionals – you’re uncertain about how to get Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) off the ground in your organization. Or perhaps D&I efforts are underway, but not gaining any traction. In either situation, this article is for you! First and foremost, for… 

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10 Holiday Considerations for Employers

The holiday season of Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day is when several religious and secular holidays occur. While the accompanying festivities can fill many with joy, others can feel left out, and misunderstandings can occur – not to mention potential liability issues for employers. Avoid common holiday season pitfalls by…