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From the President . . .

The year is blowing by once again. School is back in session for most everyone and the holiday season is just around the corner. For most of us, in between those times are the mid-term elections. We get to hear about them on commercials as well as see the candidates’ campaign signs on every street…More

TPM Speaker Engagement: Business in a New Normal

December 9, 20227:30 AM to 12:30 PM The Historic Davenport Hotel – 10 South Post Street, Spokane, WA Sponsored By: Chief Investment Officer & Economist for Washington Trust Bank and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst® designation with over 40 years of investment experience. As Washington Trust Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, Steve is responsible for management…More

OSHA – Promoting Workplace Mental Health

On September 7, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) signed an alliance agreement to promote workplace mental health and suicide prevention awareness. During the two-year agreement, OSHA and AFSP will develop information and products on workplace mental health and suicide prevention…More

Mini-Internal Audit Checklist

Discrimination & Employee RightsConducting regular internal audits of human resource systems is essential to promoting healthy work environments as well as adhering to federal and state laws. When it comes to discrimination and employee rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration all have laws to consider when…More

Member Services Spotlight

Internal Form I-9 Audits Form I-9 has proven to be tricky to properly complete and maintain over the duration of a worker’s employment. With multiple technical questions, signature lines and information sections – it is easy to have incorrect Form I-9s that could lead to monetary penalties for a company in the event of an…More

MT – Annual Labor Day Report

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry released its annual Labor Day economic report on September 7th, which highlights the historic gains made by Montana’s economy over the last year. The report, compiled by the Department’s Research and Analysis Bureau, showcases the significant increases in job creation, wages and economic growth that took place around…More

Training for Emergencies

September is National Preparedness Month If there is a fire in the building, would employees know what to do? Are they familiar with the system that would alert them to evacuate, shelter, or lockdown? Do they know who is in charge during an emergency? Do they know who is authorized to speak with the news…More

Manager’s Tips

Engage Employees to Increase Retention Engaging your employees—that is, making sure that they are committed and productive in their work—can benefit you as much as it benefits your employees. If you hire the right employees, chances are good they’ll be engaged—committed to your business and happy in their work. To ensure ongoing engagement, you as…More

OSHA Recordable Injuries – Unique Cases

Q We had an employee who was stung by a bee and went into anaphylactic shock. Would this be considered an injury or a respiratory condition for the Form 300? A Insect bites and stings are classified as injuries on the OSHA Form 300. Q We had an associate sustain a contusion and minor abrasion…More