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Issaquah Law Group: Experienced Counsel; Client Focus

PHILOSOPHY: Formed in 2014, Issaquah Law Group is a law firm with one focus: providing businesses and insurers with high quality legal representation with the responsiveness of a smaller firm. ILG was founded on the principle that strong client relationships are the key to successful legal representation and strong relationships are built upon clear and consistent communication. 

LITIGATION: We work closely with our clients to fully and accurately understand their goals, work collaboratively to formulate specific legal strategies, and execute the agreed plan of action utilizing methods most likely to result in the efficient and effective resolution of the matter. ILG attorneys have a broad base of litigation experience to draw on in all Federal and State courts from on-the-ground investigations to Supreme Court appeals in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, product liability, commercial general liability, labor & employment, construction litigation, and catastrophic losses due to fire and explosion.

BUSINESS LAW: Rarely is the path from point A to point B a straight line, so our role in a business law practice is to find alternatives, devise workable strategies, and keep your business ideas, goals and objectives moving toward realization. ILG’s business attorneys help clients achieve their goals with respect to business formation, intellectual property, labor and employment, CAN-SPAM, copyright and trademark

COMMUNITY: In addition, the Lawyers at Issaquah Law Group remain active in the legal and civic community. A core commitment of our Issaquah Attorneys is community service. Our attorneys' civic involvement includes the King County Civil Rights Commission; the City of Issaquah Planning Policy Commission; the Northwest Screenwriters Guild, service as a pro tem judge. We live and work in the Pacific Northwest, and we aim to make it a better place.

In addition, through The Amateur Law Professor Blog and LinkedIn postings, we share pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Supreme Court, as well as the pertinent opinions and decisions of the Washington State Courts of Appeal so that our clients can be as update to date on cutting legal issues as we are.

Get Ready for Paid Sick Leave in Washington State and Minimum Wage Increase

In 2016, Washington voters approved Initiative 1433, which requires employers provide paid sick leave to its employees. Here are the basics:

  • Most employees will accrue leave at the rate of one hour for every forty hours worked.
  • This includes part-time and seasonal workers.
  • Sick leave must be paid at the employees usual hourly rate.
  • Unused sick leave can be carried over up to 40 hours.
  • Employees are eligible to use sick leave after ninety (90) days of employment. 

Sick leave may be used for caring for themselves or for a family member; if a workplace or child's school is closed for a health related reason; or when the absence qualifies under the Domestic Violence Leave Act. Of course, retaliation for the use of this sick time is strictly forbidden

Of course, nothing prevents you, as an employer, from being more generous in your sick time policies. 

In addition, the 2017 minimum wage will be raised to $11/hour. 

If you have any questions regarding implementation, feel free to contact the Attorneys at Issaquah Law Group. Our attorneys are here to help businesses in Bellevue, Mercer IslandIssaquah, North Bend, Preston, Woodinville, and the rest of the Eastside, to ensure you are compliant with the new rules. We are here to help!

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