The ADA and the Opioid Crisis: Combating Discrimination Against People in Treatment or Recovery

New guidance released regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and Opioid UseThe opioid crisis poses an extraordinary challenge to communities throughout our country. The Department of Justice (the Department) has responded with a comprehensive approach prioritizing prevention, enforcement, and treatment. This includes enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against people in…More

WA – Job Postings Require Salary Info in 2023

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has signed a bill amending the Equal Pay Opportunity Act. Now, beginning January 1, 2023, employers with 15 or more employees will be required to post salary and benefits in all job postings. Who it impacts: All employers with 15 or more employees.What is changing: The Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities…More

ID – Unemployment Falls to Historic Low

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.7% in March – down from February’s rate of 2.8%. This marks a new record low since the series began in 1976. The number of Idahoans employed or looking for work grew by 5,082 people (0.5%) to 932,278. Labor force participation increased by 0.2 percentage points between February and…More

MT – 7th Strongest Economy in Nation

In late April, Montana Governor Greg Gianforte announced Montana’s economy grew an inflation-adjusted 6.7% in 2021, the seventh largest rate of growth in the country. It also marks the sharpest rate growth in Montana in more than 40 years. Montanans’ personal income also grew by 8.5% in 2021, the fastest increase in 15 years. “Thanks…More

Sexual Harassment Discrimination – Just the Facts

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. Unwelcome sexual advances (requests…More

Fatal Facts: Operator Caught in Rotating Conveyor Belt

SUMMARY On the morning of September 10, 2020, a lead operator and his assistant at an outdoor compost manufacturing facility, also known as a screen plant, were operating the plant’s biomass screening system that processed recycled organic yard and food waste into compost, topsoil, and mulch. The system’s final stage used a radial stacker conveyor…More

Featured Member: Pioneer Packaging

Located in Kent, Washington / TPM Member Since January 2014 Pioneer Packaging can be reached at:6006 S 228th Street, Kent, WA 98032253-872-9693 https://pioneernorthwest.com/ Family-owned and operated since 1984, Pioneer Packaging (Pioneer) offers creative packaging solutions at competitive prices to customers throughout the Pacific Northwest. The experienced sales force and empowered customer service team, together with…More

Frontline: Conducting Workplace Investigations

Workplace investigations are crucial when it comes to establishing a safe and welcoming work environment. When handling employee complaints or allegations of misconduct, employers need to act quickly and efficiently to address the legitimacy and depth of the issue brought to light. These investigations are often complex and can involve navigating sensitive topics and disputes…More