Angela Galloway

Angela Galloway

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Unpaid Interns May Be Entitled to Wages and EEO Protections

Every summer, eager students beat down company doors, offering to do whatever is needed—for free—so they can include experience and a reference on their resume. But, a recent slew of lawsuits by unpaid interns has caused...more

5/7/2014 - Best Management Practices Contract Drafting DOL EEOC Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Fox Searchlight Pictures Hearst Hiring & Firing Misclassification Unpaid Interns Wage and Hour

Lifeline Database Update: NLAD Operational in All States, FCC Announces Success

The FCC’s National Lifeline Accountability Database (“NLAD”) now is operational in all states and has already had a significant impact in reducing waste, fraud, and abuse. The FCC announced today that, so far, the NLAD has...more

4/10/2014 - FCC Fraud Fraud and Abuse NLAD Waste

Court of Appeals Rejects Constitutional Challenges to Anti-SLAPP Statute, Affirms Dismissal of Lawsuit Targeting Allegedly...

In one of the first published decisions to interpret Washington’s new anti-SLAPP statute, the Washington Court of Appeals this week affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a lawsuit that arose from a consumer boycott of Israeli...more

4/9/2014 - Anti-SLAPP First Amendment Olympia Food Co-op

New Guidance for Employers Conducting Background Checks

Employers who investigate workers' criminal or credit backgrounds may want to review federal guidelines released March 10. The joint publication of the Federal Trade Commission and the Equal Employment Opportunity...more

3/11/2014 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks EEOC FTC Job Applicants

New Cellphone Promises Array of Built-in Privacy Features

Consumers will soon have access to a smartphone that automatically encrypts calls and texts, and provides anonymous web browsing, according to reports about the "Blackphone."...more

3/4/2014 - Android Cell Phones Data Protection Internet Privacy Privacy Concerns Smartphones

Oregon Restricts Employers' Access to Private Social Media Accounts

Oregon recently joined numerous states in prohibiting employers from seeking access to employees’ or prospective employees’ private social-media accounts, personal email, and other online content....more

1/27/2014 - Employee Rights Passwords Social Media

Washington State Enacts Law Restricting Employers’ Access to Private Social Media Accounts

Effective July 28, 2013, Washington joined several states in prohibiting employers from seeking access to their employees’ or prospective employees’ private social-media accounts....more

8/9/2013 - Employer Liability Issues Internet New Legislation Social Media Social Media Policy

Washington Supreme Court Limits Public Access to Hospital Privileging, Peer Review Documents

Public hospital districts may not disclose certain records created during closed-door meetings about hospital privileging decisions, the Washington Supreme Court recently held in Cornu-Labat v. Hospital Dist. No. 2 Grant...more

4/26/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Healthcare Hiring & Firing Hospitals Peer Review Personnel Records Termination

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