Katharine Tylee Herz

Katharine Tylee Herz

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Seattle Secure Scheduling Ordinance Set to Take Effect July 1, 2017

On Sept. 19, 2016, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed the Secure Scheduling Ordinance, which applies to large retail and food service employers in Seattle. It requires these employers to provide employees with...more

10/19/2016 - Covered Employer Fast-Food Industry Good Faith Labor Standards Enforcement Local Ordinance On-Call Employees Private Right of Action Restaurant Industry Retailers Wage and Hour Work Schedules

Alert: Seattle City Council to Vote 09/19/16 on Employee Scheduling Ordinance

The Seattle City Council is expected to vote Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 on a highly controversial ordinance that would impose numerous and complex employee scheduling restrictions on certain Seattle businesses. Called the “Secure...more

9/19/2016 - Covered Employer Local Ordinance Restaurant Industry Retailers Wage and Hour Work Schedules

Seattle Office of Labor Standards Announces “Soft Launch” for Enforcement of Amendments to Labor Standards Ordinances

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards (“OLS”) released guidance on Friday, April 1, 2016, announcing a “soft launch” for enforcing the new amendments to Seattle’s Labor Standards Ordinances (Paid Sick and Safe Time (“PSST”),...more

4/5/2016 - Labor Standards Enforcement Local Ordinance Paid Leave Posting Requirements Sick Leave Wage and Hour Wage Theft

2016 Changes to Seattle’s Labor Standards Laws

In February 2016, the Seattle Office of Labor Standards (OLS) issued its 2016 Guide for Seattle Workers and Employers, which summarizes recent amendments to Seattle’s Labor Standards Laws, including Paid Sick and Safe Time...more

3/30/2016 - Corporate Counsel Employment Policies Minimum Wage Posting Requirements Private Right of Action Sick Leave Unpaid Wages Wage and Hour Wage Theft

Supreme Court Clarifies Test for Accommodating Pregnancy Limitations

The United States Supreme Court recently established a new test to evaluate whether an employer discriminates against a pregnant employee under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) when it denies an accommodation or...more

4/3/2015 - Disparate Treatment EEOC Enforcement Guidance PDA Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation SCOTUS Young v United Parcel Service

Tacoma Adopts Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance for 2016

Tacoma, Washington has joined Seattle and a growing list of cities (and states) requiring employers to provide paid sick and safe leave (PSSL) to their employees. Tacoma’s ordinance goes into effect on Feb. 1, 2016. Between...more

3/18/2015 - Local Ordinance Paid Leave

Court Ruling May Subject Hospitals and Health Care Providers to OFCCP Regulation

Hospitals, health care providers, and managers of other businesses across the country may be surprised to learn that under a new federal court ruling, their organizations may now qualify as government contractors or...more

4/19/2013 - Affirmative Action Appeals Compliance Consent Healthcare HMOs Hospitals OFCCP Penalties Subcontractors

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