Troy Van Dongen
By Troy Van Dongen on Jul 26, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Executive Compensation, Labor
Last month, the Washington Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a challenge to the recently enacted payroll expense tax in Seattle, WA. Seattle Metro. Chamber of Commerce v. City of Seattle, No. 82830-4-I, 2022 WL 2206828 (Wash. Ct. App. June 21, 2022). The tax, which went into effect on January 1, 2021,...
By Troy Van Dongen on Feb 22, 2022
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment
In 2019, the Washington State Legislature established the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program (LTSS Trust Program) to provide funding for eligible beneficiaries that they can apply to the cost of their long-term care. The program is funded through a 0.58% payroll tax on employee wages and went into effect on January 1, 2022. However,...
By Joseph K. Mulherin, Kathleen Quinn, Troy Van Dongen and McDermott Will & Emery on Jul 7, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans
Can employers mandate some employees get the vaccine and not others? Is there an obligation to consider requiring a COVID-19 test before coming back to work? What are the potential workers’ compensation claims relating to possible adverse reactions to a vaccine? Should employers mandate vaccinations? In this article, McDermott partners Carole Spink, Joseph Mulherin, Kathleen...