Mark W. Berry

Mark W. Berry

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Contact  |  View Bio  |  RSS

Latest Publications

Share:

SOX Whistleblower Protections Now Cover Employees of Private Contractors

Until this month, the onerous (for employers) anti-retaliation protection in Section 1514A of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) only applied to employees of publicly traded corporations. But, in a widely reported decision, Lawson...more

3/17/2014 - Contractors FMR LLC Lawson v FMR Sarbanes-Oxley Subcontractors Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

Seattle’s Criminal Background Check Ordinance and New Rules Take Effect Nov. 1, 2013

Seattle’s new criminal background check ordinance goes into effect Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. In anticipation, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights (“SOCR”) recently issued rules implementing the new law. The ordinance restricts...more

10/30/2013 - Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records

Seattle City Council Enacts Controversial and Restrictive Criminal Background Check Ordinance

On June 10, 2013, the Seattle City Council passed an ordinance significantly restricting private employers’ ability to rely on criminal background checks to screen applicants for jobs in the City of Seattle. If Mayor McGinn...more

6/12/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Local Ordinance Municipalities

Decriminalization of Marijuana – Impact on Washington Employers?

On Nov. 6, 2012, Washington voters approved Initiative 502 (“I-502”), which decriminalizes certain cultivation, sale, possession, and use of marijuana. The new law—which becomes effective Dec. 6, 2012—establishes a complex...more

11/13/2012 - Marijuana Medical Marijuana

4 Results
|
View per page
Page: of 1

All the intelligence you need, in one easy email:

Great! Your first step to building an email digest of JD Supra authors and topics. Log in with LinkedIn so we can start sending your digest...

Sign up for your custom alerts now, using LinkedIn ›

* With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name.
×