[caption id="attachment_40654" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Joseph Sorrentino[/caption] About five months after a Washington Supreme Court ruling granted dairy workers overtime pay for the first time, a proposed state law stemming from the same ruling may extend th...
[caption id="attachment_40077" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Maksym Belchenko[/caption] A Seattle judge has given the go ahead for a gig worker hazard pay lawsuit to proceed against the City of Seattle. Filed by app-based food delivery service Instacart and the Was...
[caption id="attachment_39569" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/Miljan Živković[/caption] Wage theft is more common than you think, often because employers cover their tracks in subtle ways. That seems to be the case with Penhall Company, a contractor on the Sound Tr...
Rising to the top of the legal profession is daunting for any lawyer, but particularly so for women in the hyper-competitive world of law whose upper echelons have long been guarded by powerful men.  Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, who joined the Washington State Supreme Court in 1992 and became C...
[caption id="attachment_33929" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/jacoblund[/caption] Minority tech workers in Washington and California have scored a significant win in the ongoing battle against systemic pay and hiring discrimination in the United States.  More than ...
[caption id="attachment_27502" align="alignnone" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/lisafx[/caption] Workers’ rights group Working Washington has proposed a plan to help minority workers in the coming year, in the wake of the economic devastation these workers experienced in 2020. “Black...
[caption id="attachment_25894" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStockphoto.com/kazuma seki[/caption] It is no longer a rarity to find businesses in Washington state and across the country cutting corners on the enforcement of COVID-19 safety guidelines. Whether on purpose or inadverte...
[caption id="attachment_21135" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/nuttapong[/caption] Washington state’s Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a pizza delivery driver’s class action lawsuit that Seattle-based Pagliacci Pizza fought hard to keep out of the public eye by sett...
[caption id="attachment_20781" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Photo credit: iStock.com/ImageKit[/caption] A U.S. appeals court has upheld a Seattle federal court ruling that "last mile" drivers for Amazon.com Inc. cannot be forced into arbitration based on agreements the drivers signed with the o...
As millions of American “essential” workers during the COVID-19 pandemic continue to ensure the rest of society has access to things like food, mail and health care, policymakers are proposing different types of hazard pay that are commensurate with the health risks these workers face. The Wash...