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Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP | USA | 14 Jul 2017

Washington Employers Face Increased Liability for Waived Meal Breaks

Washington law requires that employees who work five consecutive hours receive a 30-minute meal break. Employees may choose to waive these meal breaks


Jenner & Block LLP | USA | 7 Aug 2014

Court finds no waiver where party believed it had erased privileged files

In Kyko Global Inc. v. Prithvi Information Solutions, Ltd., No. C13-1034 (W.D. Wash. June 13, 2014), the district court considered whether a


Gray Plant Mooty | USA | 13 Feb 2013

Washington Court declines to Vacate Order compelling arbitration absent showing of prejudice

The Supreme Court of Washington recently upheld a trial court's order compelling arbitration in Washington, despite clauses in a franchise agreement


Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 1 Feb 2013

Washington court weighs in on privilege waiver & what is opposition activity

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


Holland & Knight LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2012

Court holds federal agencies responsible for payment of past-due stormwater service charges

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.


Stoel Rives LLP | USA | 27 Oct 2011

Mandatory paid sick leave law passed in Seattle

Beginning September 1, 2012, the City of Seattle will require that all but the smallest employers provide paid sick leave to their Seattle employees.


Lane Powell PC | USA | 5 Oct 2011

Seattle employers: get ready for paid sick and safe leave

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.


Lane Powell PC | USA | 5 May 2011

Property owners not entitled to interest on relocation benefits following condemnation proceedings

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.


Lane Powell PC | USA | 24 Feb 2011

Washington State Tax Amnesty Program runs through April 30, 2011

Washington state is currently conducting its first-ever tax amnesty program.


Lane Powell PC | USA | 21 Jan 2011

Washington court addresses contractual allocation of environmental cleanup liability

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").

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