Announcement: Women in Law & Intellectual Property

JDSA is proud to be one of the five sponsors of the Women in IP & Law Summit in Seattle, Washington. This one day conference on November 9th, 2017 explores the career obstacles, risks and rewards on the path to a fulfilling and productive career for women lawyers practicing in intellectual property and technology.

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Attention Employers: New I-9 Form Available

The USCIS has released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. While employers are allowed to continue using the existing Form I-9, with a revision date of 11/14/16 through September 17, employers must take action...

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PAY ATTENTION - "No More Excuses"

Beginning this Sunday, it will be against the law for Washington drivers to use hand-held cell phones while driving. This includes all electronic devices, even tablets, laptops and video games. Tickets for driving while using hand-held electronics will go on your record, and be reported to your insurance provider.

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New Law Relating to Pregnancy Accommodations

Effective July 23, 2017, Washington employers with 15 or more employees must provide reasonable accommodations to their pregnant employees and may not discriminate against pregnant employees on the basis that the employer will have to provide these accommodations.

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Poised To Advance Growth

Fueling continued growth, Joe Holeman has been added to the team of professionals at JDSA Law. In this key role as Business Development Director, Mr. Holeman will focus on identifying business opportunities by establishing new partnerships and leading the firm into new markets, while enhancing relationships with existing clients.

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SIGN UP TODAY - Cannabis Law Seminar

JDSA Law is presenting a seminar on Cannabis in Central Washington on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. This 90-minute early-evening event will be of particular interest to producers, growers, and retailers.

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We Listened. So you can too.

JDSA is proud to announce Season 2 of JDSA's Law Talk – The weekly podcast that clearly explains complicated legal issues, and how the law applies to your everyday personal and professional life.

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Court Upholds Verdict in Zamora v. Nationstar Case

Earlier this year, the Eastern District Court upheld an important verdict in the Zamora v. Nationstar case.  This is one of several cases where Clay Gatens, partner at JDSA, represents a class of borrowers who were locked out of their homes by their loan servicer after the borrowers defaulted on their loans prior to the completion of a foreclosure.

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Attention Employers: Review Form I-9 for SS# Glitch

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that any employer who downloaded the Form I-9 from the USCIS website from November 14-17, 2016 should check that their employees’ Social Security numbers appear correctly on Section 1 of the form.

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Sign up Today - Employment Law Seminar #3

Attorneys, Kristin Ferrera and Rita Lovett, will be presenting the third in a series of Employment Law seminars. As a deeper dive into employment law, you will learn about Unlawful Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying.

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