Washington, D.C. 20549






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 4, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)


Maryland 0-21886 52-0812977
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)



8100 N.E. Parkway Drive, Suite 200

Vancouver, Washington

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (360) 828-0700


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock,

par value $0.01 per share

BBSI The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On August 4, 2020, Barrett Business Services, Inc. (the “Company”), issued a news release announcing its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. The release also provides management’s forecast of diluted earnings per share for the 2020 full year, including related assumptions regarding gross billings and effective tax rate, as well as management’s expectations regarding the future range of workers’ compensation expense as a percentage of gross billings. A copy of the news release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report and incorporated by reference.


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


On August 4, 2020, the Company announced that its Board of Directors has declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.30 per share. The dividend is payable on September 4, 2020, to all stockholders of record as of August 21, 2020.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits: The following exhibit is furnished with this Form 8-K:


Exhibit No.       Description
99.1   News Release dated August 4, 2020.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: August 4, 2020 By:  /s/ Anthony J. Harris  
    Anthony J. Harris  
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer