SGB is proud to announce the following Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers

Adam Berger  Berger       Tom Breen  Breen  Martin Garfinkel  Garfinkel

Kathy Goater  Goater  Lindsay Halm  Halm      Kristin Houser  Houser

Jeff Robinson  Robinson    Rebecca Roe  Roe Sims Weymuller   Weymuller

Sandy Widlan  Widlan        Janet Rice  Rice    William Rutzick  Rutzick

Rising Stars

Anne Kysar  Kysar         Brit Mercer Mercer   Linda Worthington Worthington

 

Many Leaders! One Team!

 

SGB files class action on behalf of workers at a SeaTac parking lot that refuses to comply with the new $15/hr. minimum wage

Attorneys at Schroeter Goldmark & Bender (Martin S. Garfinkel, Adam J. Berger, and Lindsay L. Halm) have filed a class action complaint on behalf of workers from Extra Car Airport Parking, Inc. in SeaTac, who were not paid the $15.00 per hour minimum wage as required under the new SeaTac Ordinance that went into effect on January 1, 2014. For more information, see the attached press release and complaint.

Press Release

Complaint

Seattle Times Article

SGB Attorneys Win Fight to Protect Increase in Washington State Minimum Wage Rate

SGB attorneys Martin Garfinkel, Adam Berger, Bill Rutzick, and Lindsay Halm representing the Washington Department of Labor and Industries and its Director Judy Schurke, were successful in defeating an effort by the Washington Farm Bureau, the Washington Restaurant Association, and the Washington Retail Association seeking to overturn L&I’s decision to increase the state minimum wage rate from $8.55 per hour to $8.67 per hour based on the provisions of RCW 49.46.020. SGB had been hired by the state to defend L&I because Attorney General Rob McKenna had advised against the increase. On behalf of L&I, SGB argued that the law mandated the $.12 per hour increase due to inflation over the past year. The business groups contended that no increase should be ordered until the national consumer price index exceeds its August 2008 level. Kittitas Superior Court Judge Scott Sparks upheld L&I’s decision, and as a result, the increase in the minimum wage will go into effect as planned on January 1, 2011.