October 30, 2017
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Webinar: Repeat of September webinar on I-1433 paid sick and safe leave law



AWB's Sept. 6 webinar with attorney Tim O'Connell on Washington's new Safe and Sick Leave provisions was a huge hit. After many requests for a reprise of that webinar, O'Connell is coming back to give his presentation again on Nov. 14. This is a great opportunity for anyone who missed his Sept. 6 webinar to get a tutorial on what is required under Initiative 1433.

He'll talk about the Paid Safe and Sick Leave requirements of I-1433 that become effective on the first of the year. Every employer with hourly employees must comply with the new law. As the deadline fast approaches, are you prepared?

His webinar will be held 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, giving information on what employers should know about the I-1433 Paid Safe and Sick Leave requirements. This will be a repeat of his Sept. 6 webinar, with the same information being presented to help employers prepare.

The webinar will provide an overview of the law, including the rules being developed by state Department of Labor and Industries and what employers need to do before and after the coming Jan. 1 deadline to comply with the new requirements.

O'Connell, a partner at Stoel Rives LLP, and an expert in labor and employment law, will lead the webinar.

O'Connell's practice includes collective bargaining, unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the NLRB and public-sector agencies, labor arbitrations, equal employment and discrimination cases before administrative agencies and courts, wrongful discharge litigation, wage and hour counseling and litigation, and general personnel management. He has also been actively involved in the rulemaking process, both drafting and negotiating new rules and leading litigation challenging agency action.

Learn more and register here.



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'Hirst Will Shatter the American Dream...'


Call the Legislature back to pass capital budget, fix water-rights ruling

By former Gov. Dan Evans

It's time for Gov. Jay Inslee, together with Republicans and Democrats in both houses of the Legislature, to put partisanship aside and solve two pressing problems. Washington state needs a capital budget and a fix to the state Supreme Court's Hirst decision, which has impacted homebuilding in rural areas.

As construction costs rise, every day that goes by without passage of the state's capital budget means that taxpayers will pay more for building schools and other projects, and it means that needed construction is delayed.

Equally important is modification of the law in response to the Hirst decision. Hirst will shatter the American dream for some Washington state families because they may not be able to obtain water on the properties they purchased unless the Legislature enacts a solution to that decision...

Read the full column in The Seattle Times
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