From the President . . .

IT IS SCHOLARSHIP TIME!!!! We are excited about awarding scholarships for the upcoming 2023 year to our members and their families who are pursuing higher education. Every year TPM raises money at its annual golf event to be able to provide opportunities for our members to decrease the burden of education. We hope this year…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: Steve Scranton is the 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…More

Gen Z Employee Retention Insights

This year’s research study identified several factors that motivate Gen Z to continue working at a job after they’ve tried it for the first week. Note: each of these factors was more important in 2021 than they were in 2020. This reflects Gen Z’s newfound ability to work in hybrid situations or fully remote, as…More

Member Services Spotlight

Legal Services Legal issues can arise at any company and it can cost a significant amount of money to correct regulatory violations and avoid litigation. TPM’s In-House Counsel is available to offer proactive guidance — a sounding board — supporting member company professionals by offering consultation and legal advice to promote sound and just business…More

EEOC Poster Update

On October 20, 2022, the EEOC released an update to the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster. The poster, available in English and Spanish, must be prominently displayed for employers who have 15 or more employees as non-compliance can amount to costly fines. Although the date to comply has not yet been released,…More

“Salary History” Bans by State

Over the years, requesting an applicant’s salary history during the hiring process has been a common practice. Companies have used the information to remove applicants with too high, and even too low, of a salary history for many reasons. However, as pay disparity becomes a larger focus for state and federal agencies, we are seeing…More

Worker Fatigue

Long Work Hours, Extended or Irregular Shifts, and Worker Fatigue Worker fatigue has been studied in aviation and other modes of transportation, the military, emergency response, healthcare, firefighting, law enforcement and other fields. There are several ways that workers and employers can help reduce the hazards of worker fatigue. What Can Employers Do? What Can…More

401(k) & IRA Limits Increase for 2023

On October 21, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the amount individuals can contribute to their 401(k) plans in 2023 has increased to $22,500, up from $20,500 for 2022. The IRS also issued technical guidance regarding all of the cost of living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items…More

Three Managerial Ideas for Increased Morale

SMALL PERKS – Creative strategies that go beyond money and benefits can be employed to attract and retain employees. Small perks such as breakfast and company culture building opportunities can go a long way. You can also use contests and incentives such as work-life balance, health and safety and wellness programs to help keep workers…More

Cybersecurity Tips

During National Cybersecurity Month (October), the IRS reminded businesses, parents, families and others to be mindful of the potential dangers in sharing devices at home, shopping online and using social media. Often, the less experienced, can put themselves and others at risk by leaving an unnecessary trail of personal information for fraudsters. Online safety A…More