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August 21st, 2012 - 11:32 am § in Employment & Labor, Legislation & Law, New Laws, Workers Compensation

Seattle’s Sick Leave Apocalypse Arrives In 10 Days

  In 10 days, pandemonium will sweep across Seattle as business owners scramble to figure out the new Sick Leave Law. I am posting this notice – do not wait, learn now. Read this quick post and prepare in today.[...]

July 31st, 2012 - 4:33 pm § in Construction Liability, Construction News, Managing Risks

Contractors Need To Know About Data Management – Or Pay A Serious Price

  If you have noticed a bit of a lull here at Builders Counsel, I can assure you it is not because I have suddenly become lazy. I have been committing a great deal of time to the building of ClaimKit, a company that provides collection, analysis and management of claim files for construction su[...]

May 31st, 2012 - 2:33 pm § in Case Law, Insurance

Guest Post: Vision One Revisited, From the Insurance Guy’s Eye

  A few weeks back, the Washington Supreme Court issued its opinion onVision One v. Philadelphia Indemnity. In a well-written opinion penned by Justice Stephens, the Court outlined a number of interesting evaluation points. I have discussed this case for a long time on this blog, because I be[...]

May 29th, 2012 - 11:50 am § in Case Law, Construction Liability, Legislation & Law, Managing Risks

Yikes! Supreme Court Sets Table for Construction Law Meltdown

  Wow. That was my response to reading about what the Supreme Court did this morning. Their decision paves the way for legislative bodies to do way with statutes of repose – which cut off claims after a period of time – retroactively. That means that a state can set aside (or ignore[...]

May 22nd, 2012 - 3:19 pm § in Case Law, Construction Liability, Construction News, Insurance, Legislation & Law

Washington Supreme Court Rules on Resulting Loss Cases, Attorney Chimes In On Opinion

  It has been a long time coming, but the Washington Supreme Court finally issued its opinion on Vision One v. Philadelphia Indemnity (as well as Sprague v. Safeco – a similar case). In short, the Supreme Court decided that the “resulting loss” provision that appears in most C[...]

May 16th, 2012 - 10:14 am § in Employment & Labor, Federal & State Contracts, Labor Regulations, Legislation & Law, Public Contracting

E-Verify Is Not Ready, So The Legal Workforce Act Should Wait.

  E-Verify? Uh, what? That might be your response as a contractor – and I wouldn’t blame you. To date, E-Verify has only hit the largest of federal contractors. Rest assured though that it is coming to a small business near you.[...]