GGHI Business Forum lunch topic is paid family and medical leave benefits
Washington will be the fifth state to require paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2020, but employers have action to take in 2019. Get a jump on 2019 and learn how your business can prepare to implement this mandatory program in this presentation by the Washington State Employment Security Department.
• Learn the employee benefits of WA’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program.
• Learn the employer requirements of the program.
• Learn how this program interacts with FMLA.
• Learn the roll out timeline and how you can prepare your business.
Speaker Matt LaPalm is the small business specialist in the Paid Family and Medical Leave team at the Employment Security Department. With a background in small and medium businesses, he understands how challenging running a business can be and how this new statewide insurance program will impact Washington’s small and independent employers.
The luncheon and lecture will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Grays Harbor Country Club. Cost is $20 for GGHI members and $25 for non-members. Please RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 17.
Please call (360) 532-7888 to RSVP. Please register for each individual attending from your organization. Leaders Circle members can send an attendee for free.
Chris Wood joins Premier Realty Olympic Peninsula
Grays Harbor native Chris Wood has joined Premier Realty Olympic Peninsula in Montesano. He has lived in Hoquiam, Brady and now Montesano. He earned his AA degree from Grays Harbor College and is pursuing his bachelors in computer software development.
Premier Realty Olympic Peninsula is located at 141 S. Main St. in Montesano. The phone number is 360-249-8187.
Rockett named To New York Life’s President’s Council
Bob Rockett has been named a member of the 2018 President’s Council of New York Life. Members of the President’s Council are among the top 5 percent of New York Life’s elite sales force of approximately 12,000 licensed agents.
Rockett, who is in his 30th year of business in Raymond as a New York Life agent, also owns R&S Financial, where he focuses on insurance services, retirement planning and investment strategies. He provides financial services to both individuals and businesses.
Rockett has supported local schools and community groups with their fundraisers and activities. He has been a volunteer track & field coach as well as supporting community groups such as SAL, the NW Carriage Museum, the local food bank, Hearts for the Arts, Habitat for Humanity and the Chamber of Commerce.