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By Milton Rowland
In Eggleston v. Asotin County, No. 34340-5-III, 2017 WL 6388976 (December 14, 2017), Division Three upheld the trial court's decisions, holding that (1) an email between a contractor...
By Brooks Lindsay
In December 2016, the Copyright Office enacted a final rule regarding the Office's transition from a paper directory of registered entities and their agents to an electronic directory.
By John Bley, Laura Marquez-Garrett
The financial industry is in a state of turmoil. Daily headlines resound with the closing of more financial institutions and new bankruptcies — and questions.
By Douglas Davies, D. Elaine Conway
You can take care to make your customers feel comfortable working with you. You spend time and money educating your employees. You even make sure that important documents are shredded when your company disposes of them. But is this enough?
By Douglas Davies, Laura Marquez-Garrett
The FBI is shifting more than $75 million in resources from counterterrorism work to help sort through what has been characterized as "the wreckage of the financial meltdown," and financial industry professionals are bracing themselves for the newest wave of recourse: criminal prosecution.
By W. Gregory Guedel
In its just-released opinion in Solis v.Matheson, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has held that the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) applies to Tribal businesses, whether located on-Reservation or not, and that federal enforcement agencies can enter upon Tribal lands and search records to determine compliance.
By Emanuel Jacobowitz
April 20, 2009 - Starting May 1, 2009, the FTC will enforce its new “Red Flags Rules.”
By Julie Kebler, Rosa Fruehling-Watson
March 11, 2009 - Long dissatisfied with the lackluster growth of union membership in the private sector, for the last two years unions have aggressively lobbied and built up their war chests to push through a series of laws and propose Executive Orders to tilt the playing field in favor of union organizing.
By Foster Pepper's Public Finance Group
On January 26, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service sent a “Governmental Bond Financings Compliance Check Questionnaire” to 200 governmental units throughout the United States that issued tax-exempt bonds in 2005.
By Katheryn Bradley, Julie Kebler
November 25, 2008 - The U.S. Department of Labor has released its final regulations covering the federal Family and Medical Leave Act.
By John Bley
The current economic turmoil will continue to affect our local economy even after other parts of the country start to show signs of recovery.
By Jim Fredman, Rosa Fruehling-Watson, Julie Kebler, Sven Peterson
September 9, 2008 - A consensus has developed within the health care community that disruptive and inappropriate behavior such as verbal outbursts and physical threats, refusing to perform assigned tasks, and exhibiting uncooperative attitudes can compromise patient safety and lead to preventable adverse outcomes.
By Andrew Lane, Andrew Lane