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Emerging Issues Roundup: Post-Pandemic Prognostications

Emerging Issues Roundup: Post-Pandemic Prognostications

April 1, 2021  by  Byron Katsuyama
Category:  Termination and Retirement Information Technology Cybersecurity

This blog focuses on three issues that may become more prominent for local governments as we approach the end of the COVID-19 pandemic: cybersecurity concerns, maintaining digital services, and retiring boomers. 

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Furloughs and More: Employer Options During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Furloughs and More: Employer Options During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 16, 2020  by  Oskar Rey
Category:  Termination and Retirement COVID-19

This blog post looks at an employer's options for managing its workforce during the region-wide shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Nothing but a Number: Age-Based Employment Discrimination After <em>Mount Lemmon</em>

Nothing but a Number: Age-Based Employment Discrimination After Mount Lemmon

January 3, 2019  by  Sarah Doar
Category:  Recruitment and Hiring Termination and Retirement

Examining age discrimination laws that apply to local governments in Washington, following the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Mount Lemmon which held that all local governments, including those with less than 20 employees, are subject to the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

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Year-End Personnel Topics Pop Quiz

Year-End Personnel Topics Pop Quiz

January 9, 2018  by  Paul Sullivan
Category:  Compensation Termination and Retirement Leave Policies Minimum Wage

Take a short quiz to test your memory of some common, personnel-related legal issues as well as new employment laws that came in to or remained in effect in 2017.

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Top Picks: Ransomware Attacks, Learning What the Public Thinks, Losing Experienced Workers

Top Picks: Ransomware Attacks, Learning What the Public Thinks, Losing Experienced Workers

May 27, 2016  by  Byron Katsuyama
Category:  Public Participation Termination and Retirement Cybersecurity

Policy consultant Byron Katsuyama identifies some of the emerging issues and innovations that local government leaders should be aware of.

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Changes to Washington Law Require Timely and Complete Responses to Unemployment Claims

Changes to Washington Law Require Timely and Complete Responses to Unemployment Claims

April 17, 2015  by  Sarah I. Hale
Category:  Termination and Retirement Guest Author

Washington state law creates a penalty for employers who contribute to unemployment compensation via an experience-based payroll tax and who fail to respond adequately to ESD unemployment benefit inquiries.

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State Shared-Work Program Provides an Alternative to Layoffs

State Shared-Work Program Provides an Alternative to Layoffs

September 22, 2014  by  Josh Mahar
Category:  Termination and Retirement

Facing layoffs in this year’s budget? You may want to consider the Employment Security Department’s Shared-Work Program. Through the program, employers...

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