Equifax Data Breach: What You Need To Know

Last week, the well-known credit reporting agency, Equifax, announced a data breach affecting as many as 143 million people between May and July 2017. Personal information at risk includes names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers and in some cases credit card account numbers.  Equifax has offered to help those who are victims of this data breach but this assistance may come with strings attached, and you may be giving up some of your rights to sue. 

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JDSA Heads to the Washington State Supreme Court

On September 14, JDSA will head to the Washington State Supreme Court to defend Wenatchee-based Dovex Fruit Company in a putative class action lawsuit.  At the heart of the case is whether piece-rates paid to agricultural workers cover non-picking tasks such as moving equipment and moving between orchard rows and blocks.  The decision in this case will dramatically impact the agricultural industry as a whole for many years to come.

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Washington's GMO Free Potatoes

As you reach for your next serving of Washington grown potatoes at the dinner table, rest assured, those potatoes are GMO free. This is good news for consumers who are sensitive about the use of genetically modified organisms or products containing them.

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Serving Those Who Have Served Us

We are pleased to again support the Wenatchee Valley Veterans Will Clinic. Last year, JDSA Law assisted 25 veterans. As a two-fold event, the JDSA Community Relations Team will begin by attending the Veterans Stand Down event this Friday, August 11 from 8AM-3PM.

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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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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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