Washington law requires that employees who work five consecutive hours receive a 30-minute meal break. Employees may choose to waive these meal breaks
In Kyko Global Inc. v. Prithvi Information Solutions, Ltd., No. C13-1034 (W.D. Wash. June 13, 2014), the district court considered whether a
The Supreme Court of Washington recently upheld a trial court's order compelling arbitration in Washington, despite clauses in a franchise agreement
In Lodis v. Corbis Holdings, Inc., No. 67215-1-I (Wash. Ct. App. Jan. 14, 2013), the Washington State Court of Appeals has helped clarify what has
Municipal stormwater management agencies achieved a major victory on May 25, 2012, when a federal judge in Washington state ruled for the cities of Renton and Vancouver, Wash., holding the federal government must pay those cities for the costs of cleaning up stormwater from federal facilities for assessments made prior to the passage of clarifying legislation that took effect in January 2011.
Beginning September 1, 2012, the City of Seattle will require that all but the smallest employers provide paid sick leave to their Seattle employees.
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.
Washington state is currently conducting its first-ever tax amnesty program.
Parties who want to shift or limit their liability for environmental cleanup would do well to heed the latest Washington Court of Appeals ruling, which found that an expired contractual indemnity agreement was insufficient to preclude later liability for cleanup costs under the Washington Model Toxics Control Act ("MTCA").