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EEOC Update to COVID-19 Guidance: “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,”

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) updated its COVID related guidance: “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” to address whether incentivizing employees to vaccinate complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The following are key updates: Employers may require employees...

2018 Williams Kastner Labor and Employment Fall Seminar

Washington Athletic Club

Please join the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Williams Kastner for a look at the newest issues in federal, state and local labor and employment laws. This seminar is focused on areas of interest to owners and managers of businesses and their corporate counsel. RSVP: Call 206.233.2932. To request disability accommodation, please contact us in advance of...

OREGON FEDERAL COURT FINDS NO BREACH OF DUTY OF GOOD FAITH DESPITE INSURER’S BREACH OF CONTRACT

Quarterly Newsletter Spring 2018 In a recent decision, an Oregon Court rejected an insurer’s position that the terms “surface water” and “flood water” referred to natural water sources as well as man-made sources, thereby finding that the insurers breached the contract by denying coverage. However, the Court reinforced the general rule in Oregon that, despite...

WASHINGTON APPELLATE COURT EXPANDS APPLICATION OF IMPLIED WAIVER OF ATTORNEY-CLIENT COMMUNICATIONS DURING DISCOVERY FOR REASONABLENESS HEARING FOLLOWING A COVENANT JUDGMENT

Quarterly Newsletter Fall 2016 On July 26, 2016, the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II held that an implied waiver of attorney-client communications may occur when an insured enters into a covenant judgment with a claimant and an insurer challenges the reasonableness of the settlement. However, the Court held that, under the proper standards, the...