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A New Standard for Overtime in Washington? State Looks to Expand Overtime Eligibility

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) recently filed a proposed rule that would dramatically increase the minimum salary required for employees to qualify for the “white collar” (executive, administrative, and professional) overtime exemptions. If and when it is fully implemented by 2026, the rule will directly affect 250,000 Washington workers, according to L&I […]

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The Business of Ag and More in NWLawyer

There were 6.8 million farms in the U.S. in 1935, according to the USDA, which was enough for one out of every 20 Americans to have their own farm. But as the years wore on and the country went through revolutionary changes in industry and infrastructure, the number of farms slipped lower and lower to the most recent count of just over 2 million farms, even as the total population has more than doubled.

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The Case That Struck Down the Death Penalty

Allen Gregory was going to be put to death for aggravated murder—yet more than 20 years after the crime, Gregory’s appeal to the Washington Supreme Court resulted in an unprecedented court-ordered analysis of death penalty cases and, ultimately, the end of capital punishment in the state. The new issue of NWLawyer takes a long look […]

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When Lawyers Decide to Make the Electorate Their Next Boss

The transition from practicing law to crafting legislation is almost as entwined with the legal profession as the yellow legal pad. Many lawyers eventually find themselves drawn to public office, but why? What drove them to take the leap? How does legal training color their approach to public policy? Most importantly, what are they going […]

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‘Deepfakes’: A New Challenge for Trial Courts

The following was excerpted from an article that will appear in a future issue of NWLawyer. The author was also recently interviewed for the “What’s Next” newsletter on LAW.COM, which you can read here. The client shows his lawyer a video he says he took on his cell phone. It shows the defendant saying things […]

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The Evolution of Tribal Law and the Janus Effect inside NWLawyer

The Supreme Court decision of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 311 is reverberating through state bars across the country. Along with the Washington Supreme Court’s “comprehensive review of the structure of the bar,” it’s easy for Washington legal professionals to wonder: How will this affect me and my work? […]

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