Employee handbooks and personnel policies/guidelines are a standard business practice used to meet both legal requirements and communicate many types of policies. However, they can be a legal tar pit for the unwary employer.
The historic passage of Initiative 502 provides for the legal production, processing, retailing, and consumption of marijuana for adults over the age of 21. Regardless of individual opinions on the moral and practical implications associated with legalization of recreational marijuana, the passage of I-502 creates a massive new industry that faces unique challenges and opportunities.
Things are looking up for America’s manufacturers, if only slightly. Thirty six percent of executives described their business as “thriving” in 2014, according to the latest McGladrey Manufacturing & Distribution Monitor Report, an annual survey of industry leaders of manufacturing and distribution organizations throughout the country.
KENNEWICK — Cascade Natural Gas has asked the state for permission to raise rates to homes and businesses in Washington by 5.6 percent to help pay for increases in gas costs and expansion of pipeline systems.