A. Alene Anderson Lawyer Seattle

Employment Law

Wage & Hour

If any employer fails to pay wages due and owing to the employee, or for overtime as required by Washington law, that employee may sue for double damages. Most workers who work 40 hours in a 7 day work week must be paid overtime of at least one and one half times the worker’s regular pay. Washington requires that most employees be paid at least Minimum Wage.

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Regarding required leave benefits, Washington has several mandatory family leave laws including the Family Care Act, RCW 49.12.265, Family Leave Act (RCW 49.78), Leave for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking (RCW 49.760, Leave for Spouses of Deployed Military Personnel (RCW 49.77), and Family Leave Insurance (RCW 49.86).

I provide wage and hour compliance analysis and litigate minimum wage, overtime, and employee benefits claims as well as represent individuals and businesses on matters of family and medical leave and unemployment benefits.


Contract disputes arise in employment matters through oral or written agreements and through workplace policy manuals.

I represent employers and employees with respect to contract disputes in state and federal court, and with respect to union grievances, collective bargaining, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.

I also negotiate severance packages and prepare separation/resignation agreements and releases.


Washington Courts are very likely to enforce nondisclosure and nonsolicitation agreements. NonCompete agreements will likely be enforced if deemed "reasonable", as long is the agreement is made before an employee is hired or is made after hiring in exchange for consideration. I litigate noncompetition contracts, contractual interference, and unfair competition claims.


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