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Washington’s New Statutory Wage Lien: How Wage Liens Are Established and Foreclosed
Washington’s recently enacted legislation, the Washington Wage Recovery Act, SB 5355 (the “Act”), creates a new statutory lien for employees’ unpaid wage claims against their employers. The Act has significant implications for employees, employers, a...
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Washington’s New Statutory Wage Lien: Who and What Property is Impacted
On April 16, 2021, the Washington Wage Recovery Act, SB 5355 (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act has significant implications for employees, employers, and secured lenders. In the first installment in a series about the Act, we provided an overv...
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Washington Creates New Statutory Lien for Employee Wage Claims
On April 16, 2021, the Washington Wage Recovery Act, SB 5355 (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act creates a new statutory lien for employees’ unpaid wage claims against their employers. Employees and certain other parties may establish and forecl...
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Significant Amendments to Washington Homestead Exemption Signed Into Law
On May 12, 2021, Governor Jay Inslee signed SB 5408, enacting a significant increase in Washington’s homestead exemption. The legislation includes other important revisions addressing the treatment of homestead appreciation during a bankruptcy and th...
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Continued Uncertainty Regarding Proof of Water Availability Necessary to Obtain a Permit Follows Whatcom County v. Hirst
Last October in Whatcom County v. Hirst, the Washington Supreme Court held that each county must ensure that there is an adequate water supply before it approves a project permit. The Hirst decision upset the existing process by which a county would...
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Non-Payee Indorsement Triggers One-Year Limitations Period, Washington Supreme Court Holds
Banks have long been a favorite target for lawsuits when their customers don’t take basic steps to oversee their employees who later bilk the customer for millions of dollars over the course of untold years. Customers often try to hold the bank liabl...
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