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December 1, 2016
L&I raises workers' comp rates despite employer concerns
Workers' compensation tax rates are going up again in 2017, Labor and Industries officials announced this week.The average increase to employers is...
November 28, 2016
Federal court temporarily blocks new U.S. DOL overtime rule
Employers gearing up to implement the new U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule Dec. 1 received a temporary reprieve. A federal judge in Texas iss...
November 11, 2016
Washington employers support, celebrate veterans
Veterans Day is an important moment to stop and recognize the contributions and sacrifices of America's men and women in uniform. AWB...
November 9, 2016
AWB post-election analysis: Could 2017 Legislature be a 49-49 spit?
The nation's attention has been fixed on the presidential race, but Tuesday's election will have major implicat...
October 28, 2016
Five employers receive AWB's Manufacturing Excellence Award
From the carbon fiber in BMW's electric cars to the laundry detergent on your supermarket shelf, Washington manufacturers make some of the finest p...
October 17, 2016
Leveraging economic opportunities critical to healthy maritime industry
A healthy maritime and port industry requires Washington state to on capitalizing on job-creating projects and investments like Millennium Bulk Ter...
October 12, 2016
Despite court challenge, U.S. DOL overtime rule takes effect Dec. 1
Don't get caught unprepared. Regardless of the highly-publicized court challenge, the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) new overtime exemption rule...
October 6, 2016
McCleary ruling confirms heavy lifting for 2017 Legislature
The state Supreme Court’s ruling today was status quo because it only served to reinforced what we already know – the heavy lifting on the two...
Amy K. Anderson
October 5, 2016
Manufacturing Day highlights today's advanced manufacturing
This is not your father's factory. Today's advanced manufacturing lo...
October 3, 2016
New ad: Fuel, energy cost increases in I-732 hurt families, small businesses
Trade in your Hummer for a Prius? That was the solution offered up by proponents of Initiative 732, the carbon tax that would immediately increase...
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