New Policies Regarding Paid Sick Leave

Effective Jan. 1, 2018, paid sick leave is required for all eligible, non-exempt employees in the state of Washington in order to allow employees to care for their health and safety and the health and safety of their family members. As your local employment and HR expert, Express Employment Professionals wants to ensure you’re informed…

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The Thurston Economic Development Council is Hosting an Open House to Highlight the Efforts and Activities of the Thurston Community Economic Alliance (TCEA)

The Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC) is opening its doors to highlight the Thurston Community Economic Alliance (TCEA) at the Center for Business & Innovation on February 7, 2018.  This Open House is an opportunity to have your voice heard by the TCEA leadership and help shape economic development planning for Thurston County.   The…

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Capital Budget Plan Prioritizing K-12 School Construction and Mental Health Care Approved By House

Late Thursday, the House approved the long-awaited bipartisan 2017-19 capital budget. With $4.17 billion in total spending and $2.72 billion in bonds, the newly approved budget also leaves $211 million for supplemental capital budget planning in 2018. Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, ranking minority member on the House Capital Budget Committee, was instrumental in piecing together the agreement that provides funding for…

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