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1 Julie Tappero, President WORKFORCE WISDOM

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

3 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 Significant Statistics

4 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 Legislative Review

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 IRS Audits of Worker Misclassifications 19% of companies have misclassified workers Employees are 25-30% more expensive than independent contractors Must following IRS guidelines & Washingtons economic realities test

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

13 Questions? Julie Tappero (253) Melissa Ricks (360) , ext. 205


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