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Waivers of Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements

2022-05-27T15:56:10-07:00

Can a party waive an arbitration clause in an employment agreement if there has been no prejudice to the other party? The U.S. Supreme Court says, "Yes!"

Waivers of Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements2022-05-27T15:56:10-07:00

If the Other Side Breaches the Contract, Can You Too?

2021-08-27T16:50:44-07:00

When is a party legally excused from performing its promises because the other party breached the contract first?

If the Other Side Breaches the Contract, Can You Too?2021-08-27T16:50:44-07:00

Liability Waivers Need to Be Obvious

2021-07-29T17:17:20-07:00

In Washington, preinjury contractual releases and waivers of liability are permitted. Whether or not they are actually enforceable depends on several factors, one of which is the conspicuousness of the contract language.

Liability Waivers Need to Be Obvious2021-07-29T17:17:20-07:00

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Forum Selection Clauses

2021-06-30T19:49:33-07:00

In their contracts, businesses can preselect certain states, counties, or courts to host a future lawsuit between the parties. Doing so has its pros, and occasional cons.

What Small Businesses Need to Know About Forum Selection Clauses2021-06-30T19:49:33-07:00

What Kind of Dispute Did We Agree to Arbitrate?

2021-04-28T12:39:39-07:00

If you're considering adding an arbitration requirement to a contract, you can choose which types of disputes to leave in court and which types of disputes to ship off to private arbitration.

What Kind of Dispute Did We Agree to Arbitrate?2021-04-28T12:39:39-07:00

Judges Cannot Intervene During Private Arbitration

2021-02-26T18:58:47-08:00

Arbitration is an alternative venue to court. If a party could seek a judge midcourse, there would be increased delays and expenses for all parties.

Judges Cannot Intervene During Private Arbitration2021-02-26T18:58:47-08:00

At-Will Employment: How Are Job Positions Valued?

2021-01-29T17:29:51-08:00

Some employment roles have value beyond wages. An employment offer that overpromises or is not well-drafted can be just as risky, if not more so, than having no employment offer at all.

At-Will Employment: How Are Job Positions Valued?2021-01-29T17:29:51-08:00

Washington’s Consumer Protection Act: No Materiality Required

2020-10-30T10:19:15-07:00

By understanding that even minor, unintentional marketing mistakes can lead to consumer protection claims, business owners can better manage the risks of their various marketing efforts.

Washington’s Consumer Protection Act: No Materiality Required2020-10-30T10:19:15-07:00

Non-Compete Agreements: Expiration Date and Appellate Fate

2020-08-28T17:29:56-07:00

Time flies, but lawsuits move slowly, so it's entirely possible that parties may be involved in court litigation when the restrictive time frame in a non-compete agreement expires. Why is that important?

Non-Compete Agreements: Expiration Date and Appellate Fate2020-08-28T17:29:56-07:00