Paid Leave has come to Washington State

Washington recently became the 5th state to adopt a paid family leave law.  Washington’s version offers longer leave times and is portable between jobs, which has experts touting it as the nation’s strongest program of its kind.  Administered by the Employment Security Department, it is set up as a kind of insurance plan with premium…

Send My Paycheck to 1234 Hacker St.

The IRS and Internet Crime Complaint Center are reporting recent dramatic upticks in payroll phishing scams.  Employers and employees across all industries are being targeted.  The result can mean an employee’s direct deposit credentials are compromised and their paycheck is diverted to the thieves’ bank account instead.  These recent email attacks are more sophisticated in…

Are You Ready to Ride the Wave? The Wave to Oregon’s Retirement Savings Program, that is.

Oregon has become the first state to roll out an automatic, state sponsored retirement program. Other states are still in the planning phases but are sure to soon follow. Officially titled the Oregon Retirement Savings Program, but more commonly referred to as OregonSaves, the Program creates an automatic individual retirement account (auto-IRA) through which deductions…