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Tuesday, October 29, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
EEOC Increases Fine for Posting Violations »
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that protects job applicants and workers from discr...
Friday, April 15, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes to the Employment Standards Policy are in the Works »
In December 2015, the Department of Labor & Industries launched the Employment Standards policy development effort rel...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spokane City Council approves sick leave ordinance. Employers required to give workers up to 5 days »
As we have been following the movement of this Ordinance, the Spokane City Council took action last night on Earned...
Friday, January 8, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
City Council votes on paid sick and safe leave Monday, January 11, 2016 »
The Spokane City Council plans to hear comment and vote on Ordinance C35300 regarding Earned Sick and Safe Leave on Monday...
Tuesday, December 15, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reminder, minimum wage will remain unchanged for 2016 »
As we are approaching the new year, we wanted to share details to keep in mind for 2016.   The  Wash...
Monday, December 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS rule change for non-profit organizations »
With the new year approaching, so do potential changes for non-profit organizations. The IRS has proposed a new rule chang...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
Payment of wages during times of natural disaster »
With the recent unprecedented windstorm, many employers have been forced to slow or halt their business operations while p...
Friday, October 16, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
What are Idaho’s laws about employee breaks? »
Here's a handy FAQ on the state of Idaho's laws regarding employee breaks from the Idaho Department of Labor....
Thursday, October 1, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
No increase in 2016 state minimum wage »
The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries  announced on September 30 that the state's minimum wage...
Thursday, September 10, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employment law ever expanding area »
Employment law is one of the broadest, most complex and constantly changing areas of law. Every aspect of the employer-emp...
Tuesday, August 18, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Independent contractor or employee? »
DOL states most workers are employees under FLSA's broad definitions...
Thursday, August 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
State Supreme Court rules on compensation for piece rate workers »
On July 16, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court decided that employers of “piece rate” workers must pay those workers...
Monday, July 20, 2015   (2 Comments - view/add)
8 office policies that drive workers crazy »
Trust is a key component to building a better workplace culture. Yet HR policies can sometimes be redundant, outdated and...
Thursday, July 2, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
DOL proposes significant amendments to FLSA "white collar" exemptions »
New regulation could eliminate exempt status for 21.4 million employees On June 30, 2015, the Department...
Friday, June 5, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Expanding workplace rights for transgender employees »
The law regarding the rights of transgender employees in the workplace is a quickly evolving social issue, garnering natio...
Monday, May 4, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
EEOC issues proposed wellness regulations: time for another check-up »
by Dipa N. Sudra, Lawton H. Penn, and Sarah L. Bhagwandin, Davis Wright Tremaine Advisors   The Equal...
Thursday, April 9, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal judge halts labor department rule expanding same-sex couples' FMLA rights »
A recently published Department of Labor rule expanding the definition of spouse to include same-sex couples was halted b...
Monday, March 30, 2015   (1 Comment - view/add)
DOL announces FMLA rule change to same sex marriage »
Employees in legal, same-sex or common-law marriages, regardless of where they live, are entitled to the same rights as...
Wednesday, March 11, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court reinforces handling of employees' reasonable accommodation requests »
A recent 7th Circuit court of appeals decision offers yet another reminder about the importance of properly handling a...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Costco pays the cost: employment manual treated as contract »
A former Costco employee won the first round in what could be a long court battle. The former employee won the right to ar...
Thursday, January 8, 2015
2015 Employment Law Preview »
2015 Employment Law Preview Upcoming changes that impact employers As we kick off 2015, we look fo...

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