As we predicted at our June 2 Employment Breakfast, the EEOC is forging an aggressive path to protecting the rights of Transgender employees
On Wednesday, April 22, Governor Inslee signed a bill into law that simplifies and shortens this process. The bill, known as SHB 1730, was promoted by the Washington Realtors® and others in the industry. It establishes an abbreviated timeline for interpleaders involving residential property
The United States Supreme Court ruled this morning that pregnant workers may be able to prevail in a civil lawsuit claiming lack of accommodations for pregnant workers
Who owns Lee Harvey Oswald’s Coffin?
On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald killed President John F. Kennedy. Two days later, Oswald was shot and killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. Immediately following Oswald’s death, his brother, Robert Oswald, began making funeral arrangements. Robert purchased flowers, a dark suit and a pine coffin for his brother.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing our federal discrimination laws, yesterday released its litigation enforcement statistics for fiscal year 2014. The statistics confirm what we have all been observing: retaliation is the most frequently cited basis for discrimination lawsuits.
A new Washington Supreme Court case may have implications for brokers who market properties containing community amenities such as golf courses, clubhouses, swimming pools, and the like.
The National Labor Relations Board continues to make sweeping changes to the electronic workplace in the name of protecting concerted activities, specifically, union organizing. The NLRB’s impact on social media policies will be one of the issues we are examining in the Top 10 Employment Issues for 2014 (look for the Top 10 in January). […]
As local employers wrestle with the implications of the upcoming increases in the minimum wage, the City of Seattle promises increased vigilance and enforcement for claims of underpaid wages.
Non-compete clauses are becoming more commonplace at every level, but are they becoming more enforceable?
Recently, the Washington Supreme Court clarified that, under Washington’s Law Against Discrimination (WLAD), an employee may bring an age discrimination case to trial if he or she can state a prima facie case and show there are genuine issues of material fact about whether discrimination was a substantial factor motivating the employer’s adverse employment action.