Jim Shore

Jim Shore

James Shore focuses exclusively on representing businesses and entrepreneurs in labor and employment law. Recognized by the Washington CEO Magazine as one of the “Top 10 Labor & Employment Attorneys in Washington State,” he has particular experience representing employers on restrictive covenant/trade secret issues, unfair competition, traditional labor law (union avoidance), harassment and discrimination litigation, and issues related to corporate restructuring and acquisitions. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and in Oregon Super Lawyers®, and as reported by Chambers USA, clients describe him as being “very responsive, and the kind of person we want to work with on more complicated issues.”

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New proposed rule from Homeland Security will rescind the controversial no-match rule

One of G.W. Bush’s controversial acts as president was issuing the no-match rule. When employers pay social security taxes, the Social Security Administration (SSA) allocates a certain amount to each employee based on that employee’s social security number. All is well and good when the employer provided numbers match the numbers on file with the … Continue Reading

Washington Supreme Court Decides Morgan v. Kingen – Bankruptcy is No Defense

The Washington Supreme Court issued a decision today in Morgan v. Kingen, holding that bankruptcy is not a valid defense to a willful withholding of wages under RCW 49.52.070.  The plaintiffs in this case worked at Funsters Grand Casino in SeaTac, Washington.  The casino was not a success and the owners voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy … Continue Reading

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case About Meddling International Union

The US Supreme Court just agreed to hear a case asking just how much international unions will be allowed to meddle in the affairs of their local affiliates.  In Granite Rock v. Teamsters, the employer sued the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in federal court claiming that the International interfered with the relationship between the employer and the Local Teamsters … Continue Reading