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Persuader Rule Revision is Rescinded

On Tuesday, July 17, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule rescinding a proposed Obama-era change to the so-called “persuader” requirements of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.  Under the proposed change, the “advice” exemption, which allows attorneys, third-party advisors and trade organizations, to provide guidance to employers on labor law and […]

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Case Dismissed

Jeff James and Matt Kelly have succeeded in having all claims dismissed against our client in a multi-party case involving claims for wrongful termination, defamation, and violation of the equal pay act.  The case, Fowler v. Mission Support Alliance, et al. was filed by the former in-house counsel for Mission Support Alliance.  In addition to […]

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Sebris Busto James is Super

The 2018 Edition of Super Lawyers magazine has named Jeff James, Ed Taylor, Jillian Barron, Judd Lees, and Bob Sebris as “Super Lawyers” in the practice areas of Labor & Employment, as well as Employment Litigation: Defense.  Attorneys selected as Super Lawyers must meet the highest standards of professional achievement, as measured by both their […]

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SBJ Is Pleased to Welcome Amy Jungwirth

Sebris Busto James welcomes attorney Amy Jungwirth.  Amy attended the University of California Davis School of Law after attending the University of Washington, where she was named a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  While at UC Davis she was Staff Editor of the Business Law Journal.  Before joining SBJ, Amy worked as staff counsel in […]

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Associate Matt Kelly Completes 2018 Boston Marathon

On a cold, wet and windy Monday, April 16, 2018, SBJ Associate Matt Kelly took to the field and completed the famous Boston Marathon.  Despite withering conditions which caused many to drop out, Matt joined fellow racers from every state in the U.S. and many international competitors racing from the start in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, down […]

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Jeff James and Matt Lynch to Speak at WSHHRA Conference

SBJ Shareholders Jeff James and Matt Lynch will be teaming up once again to present at the Washington State Healthcare HR Association Spring Conference.  Jeff will be providing an update on changes to employment laws and strategies for avoiding litigation.  Matt will be speaking on the newly configured National Labor Relations Board and labor relations […]

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Best Law Firm and Best Lawyers

U.S. News has released its annual Best Lawyers® rankings of law firms and lawyers for 2018.  We are pleased to announce that Sebris Busto James received Tier 1 ranking amongst Seattle-area law firms in the areas of Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & Employment.  The firm also received […]

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Pilgrims Call Their Employer a “Turkey”

There’s more going on at Plymouth rock today in Massachusetts than a celebration of the landing of intrepid Pilgrims in 1620.  The employees who portray Pilgrims at the museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts are engaged in informational picketing against the Plimoth Plantation to enlist public support for the union’s bargaining efforts to raise wages.  The Pilgrims […]

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Darren Feider to Speak On Washington Paid Leave

SBJ Shareholder Darren Feider has been asked to speak at the monthly HR Roundtable of the Associated General Contractors of Washington scheduled for November 9, 2017 at the AGC Building in Seattle.  Darren will be discussing the requirements and impact of the new Washington State paid leave law effective January 1, 2018, as well as […]

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Judd Lees Speaks at Contractor Breakfast

Sebris Busto James shareholder Judd Lees spoke to contractor and associate members of the Western Washington Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors at their Business Breakfast on October 17, 2017 in Bellevue, Washington.  Judd provided updates on labor and employment laws affecting construction contractors and, in particular, changes since President Trump took office.  Of particular […]

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