This November, Washington state voters will decide not only whether to raise the state's minimum wage for every business to $13.50 by the year 2020, but whether to deliver a huge economic blow to small businesses.
$36,000 may not seem like at lot to a city government, take Seattle for instance. But to Sunnyside, it's significant. And with help from the state auditor's office, a former clerk is going to likely be facing charges.
If you listen to Michael Savage on Newstalk870, you probably noticed the 8-9pm hour was a little different. Savage was alerted that in New York, on his flagship station WABC, his show was mysteriously "pre-empted" for a couple of back-bencher hosts Monday night.
According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials, over a quarter of Umatilla County tobacco-cigarette dealers failed when it came to properly asking for ID of potential customers, and sold tobacco to those under 18. This could lead to some significant changes.
Washington state already has a law on the books forbidding the use of automated event ticket buying programs, often done by "bots" (automated ticket buying computer programs). Now, a Washington state senator wants it to go national.
Some business owners in Seattle say the new secure scheduling laws will be "impossible" to work around, and will only result in fewer hours and more layoffs for many workers. Secure Scheduling is the latest brainchild of labor union backed Working for Washington, and could potentially leave business owners in serious trouble when it comes to last minute or sick worker scheduling.
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