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  1. WORKFORCE WISDOM Julie Tappero, President

  2. Topics • Legislative Review • Local and National Trends • Topics in the News • Terror in the Night

  3. Significant Statistics • 8.7 million jobs lost during the recession & still short 2 million jobs • Unemployment rate in Kitsap is now 7.2% • 1/3 of workers are “contingent” workers • Gallup poll 70% of workers not engaged in job

  4. Legislative Review • Family Medical Leave Act 2007 • Mandatory Paid Sick Days • Minimum Wage • Good Faith Defense for L&I Advice • Workers Comp Reform • Social Media Password Protection

  5. Federal Legislation • Comp Time • Discrimination Against the Unemployed • OFCCP New Rules Impacting ADA & VEVRAA


  6. Local and National Trends • “Ban the Box” Movement • Credit Background Checks • Limiting Education Requirements • EEOC Lawsuits for Violating GINA (Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act)

  7. Topics in the News • Marijuana • Alcohol • Affordable Care Act • Weapons at the worksite

  8. Topics in the News • Anti-Bullying in the Workplace • Obesity Discrimination • Unpaid Interns • Fall of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

  9. Terror in the Night • EEOC & Discrimination • 100,000 claims in 2012 • Recovered $44.2 million • Washington’s protected classes also include HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, use of service animal, sexual orientation including gender identity, veteran status

  10. Terror in the Night • ICE Audits (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) • New I-9 form as of May 2013 • E-Verify required in 18 states/localities • 2013 3000+ ICE audits • $13 million fines • 238 business owners, managers, and executives arrested

  11. Terror in the Night • IRS Audits of Worker Misclassifications • 19% of companies have misclassified workers • Employees are 25-30% more expensive than independent contractors • Must following IRS guidelines & Washington’s “economic realities” test

  12. Terror in the Night • NLRB • Extending NLRA protections to non-union employees • Social media speech is protected concerted activity

  13. Julie Tappero (253) 853-3633 julie@westsoundworkforce.com Melissa Ricks (360) 377-8600, ext. 205 mricks@powtec.com Questions?