Krista Nelson and Aviva Kamm explain how a new Washington law may require employers using non-disclosure agreements or arbitration clauses to revise their employment agreements.
Stokes Law Briefs
The Washington Supreme Court ruled that Washington law requires agricultural employers to pay piece workers a separate hourly wage for time spent performing “activities outside the scope of piece-rate picking work.” Sarah Wixson explains what ag employers should do next.
A new federal law has changed the way that the IRS audits and collects underpayment of tax (and interest and penalties) from partnerships. Ellen Jackson and Katie Groblewski explain the changes and steps partners should take to comply.
The Building Operators and Managers Association has updated its standards for measuring rentable square footage. David Rubenstein explains why commercial landlords should consider revising their lease forms.
In Centrum Financial Services v. Union Bank, decided December 17, 2017, the Court of Appeals clarified the limitations on the right of a junior lienholder to cure a default of a senior secured indebtedness. Tom Lerner reminds lenders to use caution when considering whether to foreclose on a second deed of trust.
On January 4, 2018, the prevailing wage rate to be paid to H-2A workers increases to $14.12 per hour in Washington. Erika Hartliep explains employers' requirements for hiring H-2A workers.