Considerations for Washington Employers Using Employment Arbitration Agreements

A Washington State Court recently held that provisions shifting costs to an employee in employment arbitration agreement as invalid.  Washington State employers should be aware of this ruling and its ramifications in determining whether to use employment arbitration agreements.

See: Washington Appeals Court: Cost-Shifting Provisions in Employment Arbitration Agreement Invalid by Michael J. Killeen and Sheehan Sullivan Weiss.

About Stuart Campbell

Stuart handles transactional matters primarily for emerging technology and other high-growth companies. He has particular focus in representing companies in the wireless, Internet and game spaces. He has extensive experience representing founders, investors and companies in: entity formation; over 150 venture capital and angel financings; mergers and acquisitions, including distressed acquisitions and 363 bankruptcy sales; joint ventures, strategic alliances, and technology transfer and licensing matters. Stuart also advises clients on corporate governance matters.
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