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Karr Tuttle Campbell Sponsors Installment of Economic Alliance of Snohomish County’s Speaker Series
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Karr Tuttle Campbell knows that workplace injuries are an employer’s worst nightmare. Not only are employers concerned for the injured employee, but they also must handle the loss of work, deal with their insurance company, and worry about the potential for a law suit. What can an employer do to reduce the likelihood of workplace…

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Update: UFADAA Takes Effect, EU-US Safe Harbor, and the Defend Trade Secrets Act
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The Act is intended to address the treatment of “digital assets” upon the death, incapacity or absence of the persons who own such assets. The classic example is the Facebook account that persists upon the death of the named account holder (there are reportedly 30 million such accounts containing photos, videos and communications that belong…

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Jurisdictional Land Mines Facing Receivers in Pursuing Claims in Foreign Jurisdictions
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By Paul Richard Brown (Karr Tuttle Campbell) and Eric (Rick) S. Rein, Esq. (Horwood Marcus & Berk) The information below is an excerpt from the June 2016 edition of “The Receiver,” a newsletter created and distributed by the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers (“NAFER”). Learn more about this organization at www.nafer.org. The first and…

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DOL Announces Publication of Final Rule Amending FLSA Salary Test
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Yesterday, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced the final rule amending the salary and compensation levels for most executive, administrative and professional workers to maintain exempt status. The rule (as generally summarized in the DOL fact sheet): Sets the standard salary level at the 40th percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage…

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Kathy Feldman to Speak at the Employment Law and Internal Investigations for Corporate Counsel Conference
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Karr Tuttle Campbell Shareholder Kathy Feldman will speak about the Americans with Disabilities Act and Washington Disability law later this month. Her presentation is part of the “Employment Law and Internal Investigations for Corporate Counsel” conference, held May 23 and 24 in Seattle. Ms. Feldman’s presentation, “Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation” delves into employers’ obligations, training…

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FLSA Exemption Changes Update
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A recent alert addressed highly anticipated changes to the “salary test” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), one of three factors used in determining an employee’s exempt status. It appears the final rule is moving closer to publication as the Department of Labor (DOL) has submitted its final changes to the Office of Management…

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Jacquelyn Beatty to Speak at Two Upcoming ACI Conferences
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KTC Shareholder Jacquelyn Beatty will be in New York City this June to participate in two conferences put on by the American Conference Institute (“ACI”). The first, “Extra-Contractual & Bad Faith Liability” will be held June 2-3. Ms. Beatty will participate in the presentation “State of the Market for High-Profile Bad Faith Cases and High-Dollar…

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Employment Department Hosts Seminar, “Compliance Matters: Wage and Hour Issues and FLSA Exemption Changes”
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The Labor and Employment Department will host a free breakfast seminar for clients on June 1, 2016. The seminar, entitled “Compliance Matters: Wage and Hour Issues and FLSA Exemption Changes” will address recent changes in the law, including the FLSA’s forthcoming “minimum salary” boost for exempt employees, latest amendments to Seattle’s Sick & Safe Leave,…

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Kirsten Ambach to Speak on Probate Law for the National Business Institute
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Kirsten Ambach, a Shareholder in Karr Tuttle Campbell’s Tax, Trusts and Estates department, will speak at the National Business Institute’s Seminar, “The Probate Process from Start to Finish” on May 5. Her presentation will focus on Inventory and Appraisement, including marshalling the decedent’s assets, the distinction between probate property and non-probate assets, and managing the…

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Comply Now or Pay Later: Failure to Heed New Labor Standards Laws Will Cost You
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In past alerts and breakfast seminars, we discussed the substance of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Seattle’s Paid Sick and Safe Ordinance and Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance. As anticipated, these laws were recently amended and the changes require your immediate attention. Although we will delve into the amendments in detail at our June 1, 2016…

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