By Alex J. Reganata and Lauren Parris Watts

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an en banc decision, the Washington Supreme Court struck down a recent challenge of the state’s prevailing wage rate law. A 2018 amendment to the law provides that when a county has at least one collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) for a trade or occupation, the highest rate in any

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By Joshua D. Seidman and Tracy M. Billows

Seyfarth Synopsis: As expected, on November 8, 2016, residents in Washington and Arizona voted on and passed the nation’s sixth and seventh statewide mandatory paid sick leave laws.

The 2016 election will go down as one of the most memorable elections in our lifetime. As the country scrambles to prepare for
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By Joshua D. Seidman and Tracy M. Billows

Seyfarth Synopsis: On November 8, 2016, two states — Washington and Arizona — are poised to become the sixth and seventh states in the country to pass a statewide mandatory paid sick leave law.

The noise surrounding the 2016 election’s major party candidates has left the American public full of both
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