Employment laws, regulations, trends and strategies change and evolve every day. With thoughtful analysis, our blogs get to the heart of the issues that matter most to employers.


Keeping track of all of these changes at the federal, state, and local levels can be an arduous task. To help you stay abreast of the most recent legal updates, we provide you with our regular legislation and case updates and guides.


June 28, 2018

Today, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, 81, announced his plan to retire effective July 31, 2018. After Kennedy’s retirement, the court will consist of four liberal and four conservative justices.  As a result, Kennedy’s retirement will give President Trump and S...

May 30, 2018

 On May 11, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that it is an employee’s burden to prove that an ADA accommodation was available.

In Snapp v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co., an employee who suffered from sleep apnea took a long-term disability leave...

April 18, 2018

On April 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter regarding whether a non-exempt employee’s 15-minute FMLA-related rest breaks are compensable.

Under the FLSA, rest breaks up to 20 minutes in length are ordinarily compensable because they pr...

April 5, 2018

On April 2, 2018, in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision favorable for employers, especially those facing misclassification claims.  In this decision, the Court rejected the principle that the FLSA should be construed nar...

April 3, 2018

On March 13, 2018, Governor Inslee signed the Washington Fair Chance Act, a legislation to “Ban the Box” that will make it illegal for Washington employers to ask applicants about their arrests and/or convictions until after an applicant is determined otherwise qualifi...

March 29, 2018

 Effective June 7, 2018, employers will be prohibited to require an employee, as a condition of employment, to sign nondisclosure agreements, waivers, or other documents that prevent employees from disclosing sexual harassment or sexual assault. Senate Bill 5996 prohib...

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