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September 11, 2017

We are proud of our law firm’s legacy that began over 110 years ago. As one of the leading firms serving Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, we have offices in Spokane and Tri-Cities. We provide quality service, while offering a broad range of practice areas that meet the diverse needs of our clients. Whether our clients are individuals or Fortune 1000 companies, our goal is to develop long-term relationships based on hard work, trust, and exceptional results. What distinguishes Paine…

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Proposed Final Overtime Pay Rule Invalidated

September 6, 2017

On August 31, 2017, a Untied States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Texas granted Summary Judgment for the plaintiffs and thereby invalidated the final overtime rule.  The lawsuit was initially brought by 21 states and several business groups.  The rule, which would have more than doubled the salary level for overtime exemptions from $23,660.00 to $47,478.00, regardless of whether employee would qualify for the overtime exemption under the executive, administrative or professional duties test, had been prevented…

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