Archive of: Mason County

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Happy New Year – 2018

Monday welcomes a new year to the world, as Americans everywhere take a holiday to contemplate what lies ahead. This daily e-newsletter of local business headlines will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd.

December 2017

State AG slaps Comcast, again

Investigation stemming from a 2016 lawsuit is now leading the state to increase its claims against the nation's cable TV provider for alleged violations of Washington state's Consumer Protection Act.

December 2017

AG goes after retailer that isn’t ‘charity’

Thrift stores in the retail marketplace often seem to be related to non-profit organizations, even when they aren't. State lawyers believe that confusion is intentional for at least one chain.

December 2017

Record sign-ups for state health program

More Washingtonians than ever signed up for the government administered health plan marketplace through its first deadline on Friday, Dec. 15.

December 2017
More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

More jobs, more workers = stable jobless rate

A growing supply of available workers is keeping Washington's unemployment rate from falling further, below its historic position.

December 2017

State fines health plan for thin network

A health plan without enough authorized medical providers is not much of a bargain, according to state insurance supervisors. That situation brought a $1.5 million fine announced today.

December 2017

L&I charges dropping in 2018

As predicted last September, 2018 workers' compensation insurance rates will go down a bit in the new year. The state agency that manages the insurance plan announced today an average 2.5 percent reduction starting January 1, 2018.

November 2017
ShopSmall day is tomorrrow

ShopSmall day is tomorrrow

National ShopSmall Day, a promotional observance that points to the significance of small employer companies within local and regional marketplaces, arrives in South Sound retail markets tomorrow.

November 2017

L&I sending new required posters

Newly required sick leave provisions for most employment agreements in Washington are highlighted in new posters being distributed to worksites in the state by L&I.

November 2017

Records set in October unemployment rates

Most counties in western Washington, particularly in the South Sound, are reporting strong labor markets, with the latest unemployment rates the lowest they've been in years – or decades.

November 2017
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