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Use it or Lose it: SCOTUS Eases Arbitration Waiver Analysis in Most Circuits, States
Many contracts these days, including employment contracts, have provisions requiring that disputes be arbitrated rather than filed in a court. Nevertheless, a party to such an agreement will often file a lawsuit in court, and the other party has to f...
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Accommodating Religious Beliefs in a ‘Post-pandemic’ Workplace
It should be no surprise that the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had a tremendous impact on today’s employees’ thoughts on life, work, and workplace rules. A recent Harvard Business Review article describes one question that employ...
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Meet Our Expanding Employment Law & Labor Relations Team!
Jun 14, 2022
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The Miller Nash employment law & labor relations team is pleased to welcome two talented attorneys to our team—Tiffany Davis-Brantley and David Worley. “Tiffany and David are excellent additions to the firm’s employment law & labor relations team,”...
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Preparing for Summer: Oregon OSHA and Washington L&I Adopt New Excessive Heat and Wildfire Smoke Rules
The Pacific Northwest experienced record high heat temperatures and poor air quality due to wildfires the past few summers. Last year, Oregon OSHA adopted temporary emergency rules following a historic heat wave to protect workers from high heat and...
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Washington Court of Appeals Expands Possibility for Attorney’s Fees Claim Under Wage Statute as Separate Cause of Action
In the recently published Reeves v. Mason County, Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals expanded the availability of a standalone suit to recover attorney’s fees accrued when an employee successfully recovered lost wages. If a separate suit...
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California Employers Are Hit Again on Wages
Just in time for the holiday weekend, the California Supreme Court issued another employee-friendly decision on what constitutes wages under the Labor Code. This decision reminds California employers to stay vigilant on meal period and rest break com...
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