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Ninth Circuit Validates USDOL Tip Pool Rules

02/23/16 posted by Kirsten Daniels

In a surprising decision, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit validated the 2011 Rule by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) prohibiting tip pooling programs that include "back of the house" employees and other workers who are not customarily and regularly tipped (e.g., cooks, dishwashers). Keep Reading »

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Noncompete Agreements Becoming Obsolete?

02/04/16 posted by Kirsten Daniels

The state House of Representatives may soon send noncompete agreements down the way of the dodo bird . . . toward extinction. Keep Reading »

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It's an "Economic Reality": Your Independent Contractors May Actually Be Employees

08/14/15 posted by Kirsten Daniels

The federal Department of Labor ("DOL"), the agency charged with enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), recently published an Administrative Interpretation clarifying the test businesses must apply to determine whether workers are properly classified as independent contractors or if they are, in fact, employees. Keep Reading »

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I Dream of Shiro, But Will Not Let Him Compete with Me

06/09/14 posted by Kirsten Daniels

Shiro Kashiba, founder and former executive chef of Shiro's Sushi Restaurant, filed a declaratory action in King County Superior Court on May 27, 2014, to prevent the restaurant's current owners from extending a non-compete provision against him. Keep Reading »

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You Are Not Your Employees' "Friend": New Washington Law Restricts Employer Access to Employees' Social Media Activity

08/22/13 posted by Kirsten Daniels

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

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