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‘Silenced No More Act’ comes with Important Effects on Employment Agreements in Washington State

From JDSupra, Nicholas Lauren discusses a new law in Washington thata prohibits non-disclosure and non-disparagement clauses in…

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Seattle proposes minimum wage for DoorDash, Rover, other gig workers

From Crosscut, Josh Cohen reports that Seattle City Councilmembers have introduced bill that would provide a minimum…

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Washington Becomes Second State to Declare Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Provisions Unlawful in Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements

From JDSupra, Elisabeth Koloup Hall writes about a recent law that bans nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions in employment…

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Washington’s New Law Presents Sweeping Changes to Gig Economy

From JDSupra, Kathryn Fletcher and Emma Healey discuss a new law in Washington that provides certain drivers…

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Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards (OLS) Announces Rulemaking for New Independent Contractor Law 

From JDSupra, Emily Bushaw and Margo Jasukaitis discuss Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards’ process for developing rules…

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City of Seattle’s “Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance” Will Go Into Effect September 2022

From JDSupra, Emma Kazaryan and Helen McFarland discuss the Seattle ordinance that protects independent contractors. Emma and…

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Seattle Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance 

From JDSupra, Peter Nohle and Sherry Talton discuss Seattle’s new “Independent Contractor Protections Ordinance” which, similar to…

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Seattle Office of Labor Standards Reaches a Nearly One Million Dollar Settlement with Postmates for Alleged Violations of Seattle’s Gig Worker Paid Sick and Safe Time Ordinance Impacting Over 1600 Workers

Seattle’s Office of Labor Standards announced a settlement with Postmates for not paying paid sick and leave…

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Seattle City Council set to pass independent contractor regulations, despite stakeholder concerns

From Seattle City Council Insight, Kevin Schofield reports that the Seattle City Council is considering a bill…

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Mandatory Arbitration Provision Struck Down by the Washington Supreme Court 

From JDSupra, Amanda Hailey and Helen M. McFarland discuss a recent case from Washington in which a…

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Worker Misclassification Costs Washington $30M Annually in Lost Unemployment Taxes

From the Seattle Business Magazine, Bill Conroy discusses the results of a recent study on lost unemployment…

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Top 10 Noncompete Developments of 2019 

From JDSupra, Meaghan Clayton, Raphael Coburn, and Chuck Knapp report on the top ten noncompete developments in…