Although Washington employers are generally not required to provide severance pay to a terminated employee (except if promised in an employee handbook or employment contract), many employers still offer severance as a gesture of good will. There are several factors, however, that should be considered when deciding whether to sign a severance agreement. An employee who is offered a severance package is often asked to…Read the full article
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The Washington Law Against Discrimination makes it unlawful for an employer to “discharge, expel, or otherwise discriminate” against a job applicant or employee on the basis of that person’s protected characteristic such as race, age, or sex. Likewise, the WLAD also makes it unlawful for an employer to do the same because he or she has opposed or complained about such unlawful discrimination. This…Read the full article
It’s time for spring cleaning! We’re excited to officially be partnering with ECO-CELL, a company which reimburses organizations for collecting useful handheld electronics, batteries, and accessories and keeps them out of landfills. This helps reduce the demand for Coltan, an ore used in phones and other electronic devices. Coltan is mined primarily in the Republic of the Congo, where habitat critical for the…Read the full article
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We are pleased to honor Earl Lasher’s 50 years of membership in the Washington State Bar Association (see WSBA’s NWLawyer article). One of the founding members of Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson, Earl has been honored for his dedication and commitment to the practice of law.Read the full article