On May 21 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that employers can require employees to resolve their disputes via individual arbitration. The Court's 5-4
In the wake of the MeToo movement, Washington state's legislature has adopted sweeping reforms to state laws against discrimination and created a
Many businesses ask their employees to agree to arbitration to resolve employment disputes because arbitration can be cheaper and faster than the
Does the claim administrator waive the timeliness defense if it failed to deny the claim on that basis during administrative review? YES! Here is a
ERISA claims administrators sometimes are asked to "reopen" a claim, after appeal denial, to consider additional information. How does "reopening" a
A recent decision from the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”) will likely make it more difficult for employers to obtain and enforce class action waivers in arbitration agreements.
On September 12, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance mandating paid leave for employees who perform work in Seattle. Mayor Mike McGinn signed the ordinance into law on September 23.
Washington property owners' right to recover interest on relocation assistance benefits following an eminent domain case was short-lived, as the Washington Supreme Court has reversed last year's Court of Appeals decision granting that right.
On April 27, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion.
The U.S. Treasury Department (“Treasury”) has released additional guidance clarifying that waste-to-fuel conversion equipment may qualify for the 30 percent cash grant under ARRA Section 1603 in many circumstances.