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The European Court of Justice Strikes Down the EU-US Privacy Shield

The EU-US Privacy Shield was a framework designed to let US companies more easily receive personal data from the EU and maintain compliance with EU privacy laws.  …

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CH& Return to Work Toolkit (June 2020)

Many counties in Washington State are moving closer, or have already moved, to Phase 2 of the Governor’s Safe Start plan to return to the workplace after …

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 Modifies Loan Forgiveness Rules of the Paycheck Protection Program in Favor of Borrowers

On June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (“PPPFA”), which makes several borrower-friendly amendments in order to maximize …

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New Interim Final Rules Released by the Small Business Administration on the Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration (‘SBA”) issued two interim final rules on May 22, 2020 addressing Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness, loan review procedures and borrower and …

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Resources to Protect Against Unemployment Benefits Fraud

As widely reported, COVID-19 and the statewide lockdown resulted in an unprecedented number of unemployment insurance claims. While the vast majority are indeed legitimate, there has been …

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New COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Employers

As Governor Inslee starts to loosen the requirements of the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order, businesses across Washington State are contemplating the logistics of opening their …

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Department of Labor Offers Further Clarification to Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

With the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) taking effect on Wednesday, April 8, employers are mobilizing as quickly as possible to digest and implement the …

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Department of Labor Clarifies Exemptions to Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

As you know from our previous updates, on March 18, 2020, the President signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The Department of Labor …

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