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You Are Not Your Employees’ “Friend”: New Washington Law Restricts Employer Access to Employees’ Social Media Activity

Are you curious about what your employees, or applicants for employment, might be saying or doing on Facebook and other social media sites?

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Second Chance for Criminals – More Regulations for Employers?

The controversial “Second Chance” bill passed the Seattle City Council unanimously on June 10, 2013, and becomes an additional requirement employers must follow in Seattle’s ever restrictive, employee-friendly canon of ordinances.

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Ain’t Misclassifyin’: Independent Contractor Designations Now Subject to Tougher Wage/Hour Analysis

Recent changes in Washington law have made it even more difficult for employers to establish that a worker is properly classified as an independent contractor.  If your …