January 6, 2020
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LAST DAY to save $50: Register now for AWB's HR & Employment Law webinar series

This is your last chance to save $50 on registration for AWB's HR & Employment Law Webinar Series. This package deal expires after today, January 6. Act now!

The first webinar of the series is scheduled for February 5 and will cover hiring and job description topics.

AWB makes it a little easier to keep up-to-date on the latest in employment law by providing the basics on common employment law topics all rolled into one webinar series. Especially helpful for small business owners who “wear many hats,” like serving as CEO, CFO and HR director all at the same time, this popular six-month webinar series can help employers stay up-to-date.

Hot topics for 2020:

  • Overtime rules in Washington are changing.
    Topic covered on Apr. 1
  • The Washington Paid Family Medical Leave benefit has officially launched.
    Topic covered on Mar. 4
  • Recent proposed legislation may restrict who is subject to a non-competition agreement.
    Topic covered on June 3

All webinars will be at 10:30 a.m. PST and will run 60-90 minutes, including ample Q&A time. The package includes all six webinars, topic materials and wrap-up resources that will include all webinar materials, extra information and sample documents. More details can be found online.

Register by today to lock in last year's pricing: Members: $150 | Non-members: $200

The price will increase by $50 starting tomorrow and will be available until Feb. 4, 2020. After Feb. 4, only individual webinars will be available for registration. No exceptions.

Register now!

For questions or for more information please email Jacob Sodeman, or call at (360) 943-1600.

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Forward into Space Investment

Federal space push is an opportunity for Washington

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

The new federal Space Force received just $40 million in the $738 billion defense budget that Congress recently approved.

That amount is as comical as the name Space Force, which sounds like something from a low-budget sci-fi movie.

But that belies serious effort and spending the federal government is now devoting to space activities. Snickering aside, this should renew Washington state efforts to be sure its universities, workers and growing cluster of space companies play substantial roles in these national investments.

As the nation increases space investment, legislators and Gov. Jay Inslee should nurture and grow space research, development and manufacturing in Washington, building on its historical leadership in aerospace and software.

Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times