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Adopting an E-Signature Policy Provides Clarity to Employees and Protection for Employers

As we near the end of the year and employers check what policies and practices might need to be added, amended, or clarified, they often overlook their e-signature policy. With the rise in digitalization of onboarding documents and remote work, many employers rely on electronic signatures, or e-signatures, when...
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Confidentiality During Workplace Investigations in Washington

The Washington law called the Silenced No More Act went into effect on June 9, 2022. The Act prohibits confidentiality, nondisclosure, and non disparagement agreements between employers and employees regarding conduct that an employee reasonably believes to be illegal discrimination, harassment, retaliation, a wage...
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Paramour Preference: Is it Illegal to Give Preferential Treatment to a Romantic Partner?

In 2020, the US Supreme Court confirmed in Bostock v. Clayton County that Title VII's protected classification of "sex" is defined to include protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. This opened the door to claims from employees attempting to further expand the...
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