The Firehouse Lawyer Newsletter

Results for newsletters with the topic “Washington Law Against Discrimination: RCW 49.60” and the subtopic “Pre-Employment Inquiries: Questions Not to Ask

We now look to new developments to the long-established Firefighter’s Rule, which is a general rule of non-liability to firefighters, applicable to property owners whose negligence caused the emergency that led to the firefighter’s presence on the property where the fire (or other emergency) occurred; what pre-employment inquiries are or are not permitted under the ADA and WLAD; and we also consider whether study sessions are subject to the OPMA. 05-0620056v05n06jun2005.pdf
Today we outline some of the “do’s and don’ts” of pre-employment inquiries under the ADA and the WLAD; we also consider what the meaning of a “serious health condition” is under the FMLA; the need for physician certification for an employee to secure their FMLA rights; incapacity as a result of pregnancy under the FMLA; and an anti-affirmative action bill in California being found constitutional. 01-07199711v01n07nov1997.pdf
We now discuss the potential consequences of a change to the Washington Law Against Discrimination which further limits inquiries an employer may make into the criminal record of job applicants; we also consider the applicability of the Washington State Minimum Wage Act to shift firefighters, and the role of incident commanders. 16-0320183March2018FINAL.pdf
We now discuss pending legislation that would require public agencies to permit public comment periods during their regular meetings; we also discuss alienage discrimination, an update on King County litigation, and the status of the federal vaccine mandates.20-0120221January2022FINAL.pdf
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