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Employment Jury Instructions to be Updated

Jeff James just completed work assisting with revising the Washington Pattern Jury Instructions.  Jeff was invited to join a “blue ribbon” subcommittee in 2015 that was tasked with reviewing the employment law pattern jury instructions used by Superior Court Judges and attorneys in employment jury trials.  In addition to helping to clarify and improve existing […]

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Darren Feider on State and Local Leave laws in Washington

On April 25, 2017, SBJ shareholder Darren Feider conducted a webinar for Lorman Educational Services on State and Local Leave laws in Washington.  The presentation helped the persons responsible for managing employee leave to understand first which laws must be considered and then how to implement a leave plan that is suitable for the employee […]

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Judd Lees and Darren Feider to Present at ABC Seminar

Judd Lees and Darren Feider, shareholders at Sebris Busto James, will be co-presenters on “Labor and Employment Changes Trumped? What’s Ahead for Construction Under the New Administration” on May 31, 2017 before the Western Washington Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.  Judd is a past Trustee and Chair of the ABC Chapter and the firm […]

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Mariya Khilyuk Joins SBJ as Associate

Sebris Busto James is pleased to announce that Mariya Khilyuk has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney.  Mariya graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2016 and interned with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Mariya’s practice includes representing employers in all employment-related litigation and labor law matters, including employment counseling, […]

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Victory x2

SBJ Shareholders Jeff James  and Jennifer Parda-Aldrich recently received some good news from the Washington Court of Appeals.  In an unpublished opinion, the Court affirmed the award of sanctions issued against opposing counsel and his client for bringing a frivolous lawsuit.  In the original action, the trial court dismissed the lawsuit with prejudice and awarded […]

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Union Contractor Becomes Non-Union Overnight

An SBJ construction client recently seeking assistance from SBJ Shareholder Judd Lees and Associate Matt Kelly in responding to a union trust fund audit, ended up union-free.  That’s because during the course of the initial consultation, it was disclosed that the contractor’s union employees no longer wanted union representation.  A union decertification petition filed by […]

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Two for Two

SBJ’s Litigation Team has started 2017 with a pair of victories for our clients in separate matters involving claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of duty of loyalty, tortious interference, and unfair competition.  SBJ protected its clients’ interests from former employees who had taken confidential, proprietary and trade secret information to […]

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Judd Lees to Speak at Mid-Year Construction CLE

Judd Lees, a shareholder at Sebris Busto James, will speak at the 2017 mid-year continuing legal education for the Construction Section of the Washington State Bar Association scheduled for June 9, 2017 in downtown Seattle.  Judd will be speaking on the topic of “The Top 10 Contractor Mistakes in Prevailing Wage Compliance.”  Judd is a […]

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Jennifer Parda-Aldrich Named Shareholder

Sebris Busto James is pleased to announce that Jennifer A. Parda-Aldrich has been made a shareholder with the firm.  Jen has more than 15 years’ experience in assisting employers in developing effective employment policies and representing employers in federal and state courts as well as various administrative agencies.  Jen also regularly conducts workplace investigations for […]

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