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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…

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Could 2020 Be The Year Of The California Copycats? Other States Line Up To Consider Misclassification Statutes

From Mondaq, Richard R. Meneghello discusses the possibility that California’s ABC test will be adopted by other…

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Washington State Adopts Legislation Restricting Noncompetition Agreements 

From JDSupra, Suzanne Thomas discusses a new statute in Washington that limits non-compete agreements for employees and…

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Seattle Ordinance Giving Drivers Right To Collectively Bargain Not Preempted By NLRA

  From JDSupra, Howard Bloom, Rachel Muñoz, and Philip Rosen report that a 3 member panel of the 9th Circuit Court…

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Ninth Circuit Revives US Chamber’s Challenge to Seattle Ride-Hailing Union Law 

  From the Recorder, Erin Mulvaney reports that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said that the Seattle…

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GIg Economy Workers Deserve Benefits

  From Fortune,  Monica Stonier, a Washington state representative, makes a case for offering benefits to independent workers. …

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Unions Win Next Round In Seattle Gig Worker Organizing Battle 

  From JDSupra, Richard Meneghello reports that the 9th Circuit has delayed the implementation of the Seattle ordinance that…

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Judge tosses U.S. Chamber lawsuit over Seattle’s Uber union law, but dispute isn’t over yet 

  From  Geekwire,  Nat Levy reports that a Washington judge dismissed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce lawsuit challenging Seattle’s…