When a Pine Canyon Growers warehouse burned on Nov. 25, packing operations ground to a halt when part of a packing line was lost in the fire. But the company was able to buy old parts from other local fruit packers to get a makeshift line up and running.
Welcome to the New Year! This is the time many choose to take stock in their lives and careers and proclaim changes for the coming year. What will you do (or do better) in 2019? A new career? Seek a promotion? Start a new hobby? Most New Year resolutions never come to fruition. Why is that? When we try to take on challenges, there can be trepidation. This trepidation is often rooted in fear. This is a good time to ask yourself: Will fear interfere with my resolutions?
Two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But, there is no reason to let taxes or the IRS scare you to death. Thankfully, there are numerous options available for resolving tax issues with the IRS that don’t require going to court.
An honor roll sign is mounted on the side of the old Rialto Theatre building on Wenatchee Avenue to include names of businesses with 100 percent employee participation in the United Good Neighbors drive in the fall of 1958.
Here we go again. Two years after the attempted modification of the federal “white collar” exempt overtime rules stalled in the federal courts, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is taking it upon itself to propose updated rules regarding minimum wage requirements for salaried employees at the state level. Under the proposed changes, some employers may have to provide overtime pay, minimum wages and paid sick leave to employees previously classified as “exempt” under the rules defining Executive, Administrative, and Professional (“EAP”) exemptions.
There is no shortage of opportunities and ideas — shiny stuff — for businesses and leaders to expend their resources. What’s wrong with pursuing shiny stuff? It’s enticing, or at least looks cool on the outside — and potentially lucrative.