News & Resources

Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

With Funeral Home Rules Due for an Update, There’s a Push for Online Prices

Check out this article from the New York Times regarding the concept of pricing for funeral homes being available for consumers online. Excerpt: “Shoppers routinely use the internet to compare prices, whether for appliances, cars or hotel rooms. But online pricing remains scant for funeral services, putting bereaved and vulnerable people at a financial disadvantage […]

Happy Anniversary!

Happy RLMA anniversary to two of our wonderful attorneys, Christina Corwin and Anton Cauthorn! As of the 1st of this month, they are celebrating 16 years and 3 years, respectively. Christina joined Reed Longyear 16 years ago in 2003. She is a skilled mediator and attorney in family law issues such as divorce, parenting plans, […]

When Condo Boards and Residents Clash, Legal Bills Mount

Check out this article written by Paul Sullivan for the New York Times regarding condominium boards vs. residents. Excerpt: “The internet is full of websites devoted to ridiculous stories about condo board fights. The tales are humorous, except when you think what it would be like to face a fine for having a tree that was too […]

Reed Longyear Lawyers attend KCBA Breakfast With Champions

Reed Longyear Malnati and Ahrens was again a proud supporter of the Breakfast of Champions fundraiser for the King County Bar Foundation (KCBF). KCBF funds the Housing Justice Project, 38 free neighborhood legal clinics and minority law student scholarships. The Breakfast is the largest gathering of attorneys in the State of Washington each year. Attending […]

Paid Family Leave Act

Hopefully this new act and tax does not come as a surprise, as we’ve received many notices from Washington State explaining the new system. In short, WA has enacted a program that will provide Paid Leave to employees–under broad conditions similar to FMLA leave. Employers and Employees should be aware that the taxing portion of […]

Join Us for PERSONAL ESTATE PLANNING FOR THE 99%

Join us April 19, 2019 for a CLE regarding Personal Estate Planning for the 99%, including an interactive session on drafting wills for families. The program is located at the Motif Hotel, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, from 8:15am to 4:30pm. Our attorneys Michael Longyear, Mary Anne Vance, and Anton Cauthorn will be speaking at this […]

Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

A standard provision in employment contracts for some time has been an “Arbitration Clause.” This clause sweeps almost all employment disputes into private arbitration. New to Washington State from 2018 is RCW 49.44.085, which prohibits Arbitration Clauses in certain employment related claims (discrimination, harassment, etc.). Though this law will likely be tested against current Federal […]

Minimum Wage Increase for WA & Seattle

Employers and Employees alike should remember that the minimum wage has increased significantly in this new year to $12.00/HR state wide and $16.00/HR in Seattle. Please check the following link for further details: https://www.lni.wa.gov/WorkplaceRights/Wages/Minimum/. If either the Employer or the Employee believes there is an error or underpayment, acting quickly to correct such errors are […]

When Private Fights Become Public (Things Get Ugly)

Check out this informative article in the New York Times regarding the rise of ultra-wealthy familial disputes over unequal trust and estate disbursement. These costly and destructive courtroom battles are becoming increasingly common, and not just for the super rich. “It doesn’t matter the amount of wealth,” says Amanda K. DiChello, a trusts and estates […]

Death With Dignity & Estate Planning:By Victoria Langley

https://lawyers.usnews.com/legal-advice/death-with-dignity-laws/87 Physician-assisted death, also known as death with dignity, is a controversial end-of-life measure. Not sure if this is the right option for you and your loved ones? Questions regarding its legality here in Washington State? Read the following article by Victoria Langley in US News which may help clarify your questions. Quoted in the article are our very own […]