"We don't anticipate there will be any difficulty with it now," said attorney Judith Bendich at Bendich, Stobaugh and Strong in Seattle.
That means checks could be sent in mid- to late October to the people who worked on long-term assignments for the company but were denied the benefits paid to regular employees.They first sued in 1992 in a case that eventually led to Microsoft
changing its policies and limiting the duration of temporary-worker jobs.
A final agreement with the IRS
was received on Aug. 3, signed by the lawyers and returned to be finalized by the IRS
within two or three weeks, Bendich