Within a week of acquiring Twitter in October 2022, billionaire Elon Musk made further headlines by firing several of Twitter’s leaders and announcing massive layoffs. As a result, several class action lawsuits were immediately leveled against Elon Musk and Twitter for violating the WARN Act. ...
How Long Do I Have to Sue for Work-Related Injuries?  It’s hard to know what your options are when you have a work-related injury. Although you can’t file a work-related injuries lawsuit against an employer with workers’ compensation insurance in Washington, you can file a workers’ compe...
  In May 2022, the Emery Reddy team helped secure a $500,000 settlement for the family of Sunny Taylor, a longtime police officer with the Everett Police Department who died by suicide in 2020. In the wake of her tragic passing, her family opened an L&I claim for survivor benefits whi...
What is Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time? Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time (PSST) is a law that requires employers to provide paid leave to their employees that can be used for medical reasons or domestic assault situations. The law was originally passed in 2012 and has changed to include differen...
Washington State has one of the highest minimum wage rates in the United States. Some professions have a higher wage rate in Washington than anywhere else. In 2020, Washington state law established a new minimum wage for computer professionals. Washington State Minimum Wages The 2022 statewid...
FAQ about Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act Recent changes to the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA) now requires employers to share the wage scale or salary range in all job postings, as well as a description of benefits offered to job seekers. In addition, employers are ...
  In 2022, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Silenced No More Act (HB1795), which limits the use of workplace non-disclosure and non-disparagement agreements, commonly known as NDAs. Under the new law, employees and independent contractors throughout the state can no lon...
[caption id="attachment_110899" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/fulltimetraveller[/caption] Seattle city employees who have become accustomed to working from home during the pandemic are threatening to quit in the face of a proposed hybrid work policy that would requi...
[caption id="attachment_110271" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo caption: iStockphoto.com/coffeekai[/caption] As summer temperatures begin to climb across Washington state, a new set of emergency worker protection rules issued by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) a...
[caption id="attachment_51880" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Darylann Elmi[/caption] Workers’ compensation benefits increased by 7.5% at the start of July in line with the state’s rising average wage, according to to the Washington State Department of Labor an...