Amy Kunkel-Patterson

Amy Kunkel-Patterson

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Ready For The November 1st New Job Assistance Ordinance In Seattle? Here's A Checklist For Criminal Background Check Compliance...

November 1, 2013 marks the start of new restrictions on Seattle employers’ use of criminal background checks for employment purposes. The Job Assistance Ordinance forbids employers from requiring job applicants to disclose...more

10/30/2013 - Compliance Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records Employer Liability Issues

Supreme Court Declines To Overturn Arbitrator’s Decision Permitting Class Arbitration

In a unanimous decision, the United States Supreme Court once again considered the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), this time reiterating the FAA's highly deferential standard for judicial review of arbitrator decisions. ...more

6/18/2013 - Arbitrators Class Action Federal Arbitration Act Oxford Health Oxford Health v Sutter SCOTUS

Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Restricting Use Of Criminal Background Checks

On June 10, 2013, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved the “Job Assistance Bill,” which restricts when and how employers may seek and use criminal background information....more

6/13/2013 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing Notice Requirements

Check Your Arbitration Agreements After New Washington Supreme Court Case

A recent Washington Supreme Court case, Gandee v. LDL Freedom Enterprises, Inc., No. 87674-6 (Feb. 7, 2013), provides important insights into how Washington courts approach the enforceability of arbitration agreements in the...more

2/20/2013 - Arbitration Agreements AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Choice-of-Law Federal Arbitration Act Preemption Savings Clause Statutory Rights Unconscionable Contracts Venue

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