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The Escalator Principle: Military Employee Rights When Returning from Leave

Washington State Litigation Lawyer Dexter N. Bradford | 3/27/2024
Introduction The escalator principle is a concept that applies to the employment and reemployment rights of uniformed service members who take a leave of absence from their civilian jobs to perform military duty. The principle is based on the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a federal law that protects service members from… Read More

Employee or Independent Contractor? How to Classify Your Workers Correctly

Washington State Litigation Lawyer Dexter N. Bradford | 10/27/2023
If you are an employer who hires workers to perform services for your business, you need to know how to classify them correctly as either employees or independent contractors. This is not just a matter of preference or convenience, but a legal obligation that can have serious consequences if you get it wrong. The difference… Read More

Washington State’s Pay Transparency Law

Washington State Litigation Lawyer Dexter N. Bradford | 12/20/2022
Washington's Pay Transparency Law will take effect January 1, 2023. Signed by Governor Jay Inslee, SB 5761 will require employers with 15 or more employees to include in job postings (1) wage scale or salary range, (2) general description of benefits, and (3) any additional compensation. This information must also be provided to employees receiving… Read More

Biden’s Vaccination Plan, And What Employers Should Expect

The Lawyers at Beresford Booth | 9/15/2021
UPDATE: On October 12, 2021, OSHA provided President Biden with a draft of the emergency temporary standard that is referenced below.  It is expected that the White House will review this standard shortly, and if approved, it will be published to the Federal Register.  Washington has its own OSHA-approved occupational safety and health plan administered… Read More