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“Take-Home COVID” Claims May Lead to Future Insurance Disputes
What Are “Take-Home COVID” Claims? “Take-home COVID” claims are claims brought against an employer by the spouse or child of an employee who caught COVID-19 in the workplace and brought it home, infecting a spouse or child and causing injuries. These...
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Taking Steps to Protect Confidential Information
Many companies have confidential information that they want to protect from disclosure to third parties or use by competitors. Often, companies also have agreements with vendors or clients in which the company promises to keep confidential the inform...
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The NLRB Reawakened: Part One—New Obstacles to Settlement of Unfair Labor Practices
This is the first in a series of blog posts discussing the recently issued memos that guide the National Labor Relations Board’s administration of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Each post in the series will include our notable takeaways for...
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Off the Clock in Oregon but Maybe on the Hook
Despite Hollywood’s most recent high-profile case with Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, defamation cases are notoriously difficult to win and often susceptible to pretrial dismissal. Yet, a recent Oregon Supreme Court case—Lowell v. Wright—should have pr...
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Washington Employers Should Prepare for Historically High Increases in the Minimum Wage and Exempt Salary Requirements
As all Washington employers know, Washington employees who are nonexempt (e.g., not salaried) must be paid an hourly minimum wage. Additionally, Washington establishes minimum salaries for exempt (i.e., salaried) employees, which tracks the minimum w...
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Offsides: Supreme Court’s Ruling Against School District Requires a Restart When Thinking About Religion in the Workplace
The widely reported Supreme Court case Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, No. 21-418 (S. Ct. June 27, 2022) warrants all the attention it has been getting. The Court’s penalty flag against the local Washington school district fortifies an ongoing...
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