Workplace

New legislation requiring Seattle businesses with 500 or more employees to schedule workers’ hourly shifts two weeks in advance will be a boon to some, but it could complicate the lives of many workers and employers.

Congratulations to the recipients of Seattle Business magazine’s 2016 Community Impact Awards!

Gold Award: 
Skanska USA
Location: Seattle  |  Employees: 858  |  Top Exec: Chris Toher, EVP & general manager  |  usa.skanska.com

Gold Award: 
Savers
Location: Bellevue  |  Employees: 14,308   |  (22,000 total)  |  Top Exec: Ken Alterman, president/CEO  |  savers.com | valuevillage.com

Gold Award:
Theo Chocolate
Location: Seattle | Employees: 100  |  Top Exec: Joe Whinney, founder/CEO | theochocolate.com

Gold Award:
Sleep Train
Location: Kent  | Employees: 340  |  Top Exec: Hernani Alves, divisional president | sleeptrain.com

Gold Award: 
Tree Top Inc.
Location: Selah  |  Employees: 1,100  |  Top Exec: Keith Gomes, CEO  |  treetop.com

With its 100 Best Companies to Work For program, Seattle Business magazine salutes Washington companies that set the standard for leadership, benefits, corporate culture, training and more.

Reflecting the mixed feelings of many Seattle businesses that want to do the right thing even as they struggle to survive, David Lee decided to raise the minimum pay of his workers more than 20 percent — to $15 an hour — this fall, years before he was required to do so under the law.