Issaquah School District’s looming strike provides teaching moment about arbitration language in employment contracts
201901.18
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Issaquah School District’s looming strike provides teaching moment about arbitration language in employment contracts

©2019 Troy Hunter Pacific ADR mediator/arbitrator and an attorney in Issaquah who has two granddaughters in local schools, is closely watching the strike authorized earlier this week by the unions representing office professionals and paraeducators working in the Issaquah School District. “Collective bargaining agreements, like the one the administrative and paraprofessional employees of the Issaquah…

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
201811.08
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Paying Employees to be on Duty During Lunch Exposes Employer to Double Damages Andy Kinstler, JD, Mediator, Pacific ADR Consulting Employer-side attorneys in Washington have long used the “bona fide” dispute defense to avoid the “hammer” of double damages in wage withholding litigation.  That defense took a serious blow in the case Hill v. Garda,…