“Final Rule” increases minimum salary required for many overtime exemptions to $47,476 annually

On December 1st of this year, more than an estimated four million workers that were once exempt from overtime pay will become eligible to receive overtime.  See Final Rule: Overtime, U.S. Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division, (Dept of Labor Link) (last viewed 8/2/16). This extension of overtime pay will be a result of […]

Workplace Drug Policies and Legal Marijuana in Washington

Washington’s voter-approved Initiative 502 (“I-502”) has gone into effect and the first state licensed marijuana was recently sold in Spokane, WA. The first sale, made to Mike Boyer, made headlines nationally, as Boyer’s employer viewed him on television purchasing  marijuana and reportedly contacted Boyer, informing him he had twenty-four (24) hours to take a drug […]