From the President . . .

The TPM Board of Directors is looking forward to its June 16th meeting being held in conjunction with the 18th Annual Golf Tournament. Playing a round at the Circling Raven Golf Course is a great way to wrap up the business meetings and, proceeds from the golf tournament support the TPM Scholarship Fund. TPM is…More


Practical Advice on Personnel Issues As a member of TPM, you have access to an HR professional and an Attorney who know the intricate details of employment laws, as well as best practices for business management, to help you work through complex employee issues. TPM provides guidance to members on hundreds of topics such as:…More

TPM Survey Report – Bonuses and Incentives

During the 2022 Member Trends and Concerns Survey, one of the questions focused on what companies are doing to incentivize employee retention. TPM received 76 responses to this topic, below are the results: Did you implement any of the following bonus or incentives over the past two years? Responses listed under other:• Bonus if employee…More

Reasonable Accommodation Guidance

As a supervisor, what do I do when I suspect that an employee has a mental health condition and needs help, but hasn’t disclosed a disability? One of the best ways to handle this situation is to have a full and open conversation with the employee, sharing information about whatever issues you have noticed. You…More


Download the Free App Today! TPM has designed and developed a Chemical Labeling tool that enables companies and workers to create chemical labels for secondary containers with required Hazcom label elements. The app is designed to be a user-friendly, simplified and concise tool from which to create, store and print chemical labels for containers. To…More

Wildfire Preparedness

From the U.S. Small Business Administration Impacts of a wildfire include direct property damage, cost of suppression and damage to personal property and natural resources. The severity of effects is directly related to the intensity and extent of the wildfire. Consider the suggestions below to prepare your business for a wildfire event and ensure the…More

DOL – Leave for Mental Health Conditions

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides job-protected leave to address mental health conditions. This fact sheet explains when eligible employees of covered employers (those with 50 or more employees) may use FMLA leave for their own or a family member’s mental health condition. An eligible employee may take FMLA leave for their own…More

EEOC Brief – Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits discrimination based on sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). Sexual harassment or sexual assault in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII. Preventing and remedying harassment in…More

OR – Minimum Wage Increase July 1

Oregon’s minimum wage rates go up on July 1 each year through 2022. Then, beginning July 1, 2023, the minimum wage rate will be indexed to inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), a figure published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.More

WA – Silenced No More Act

Effective June 9, 2022, Washington State’s Silenced No More Act (the “Act”) will prohibit nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions regarding illegal acts of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and sexual assault in employment agreements. It is not only a violation of the Act for an employer to seek to enforce such a provision but…More