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Resources to Support Your Employees During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 2020 | Client Alerts |

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, many clients have asked us about what benefits may be available to employees under certain scenarios. Does Washington’s Paid Family …

Client Alert: It’s About (Over)time – The Sequel

December 2019 | Client Alerts |

Washington State implements new “overtime rules” that may effect the exempt status of thousands of Washington State employees As avid subscribers to CH& employment updates, you recently …

Client Alert: It’s About (Over)time – New U.S. DOL Rule Raises Minimum Salary for Exempt Employees

November 2019 | Client Alerts |

Effective January 1, 2020: Exempt employees that earn less than $35,568 per year will be entitled to overtime under the new U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) “overtime …

Client Alert: California Consumer Privacy Act Establishes Additional Data Security and Privacy Requirements

November 2019 | Client Alerts |

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) of 2018 establishes new widespread data security and privacy requirements that are designed to protect consumers. Due to the broad nature …

Client Alert: Oregon State Legislature Modifies Law on Non-Compete Agreements

June 2019 | Client Alerts |

This new restriction adds to Oregon’s existing noncompete statute (ORS 653.295), which requires that:

The Seattle Metro Area Ranked High Among of the 30 Largest Metro Areas in Smart Growth America/LOCUS Report “Foot Traffic Ahead: Ranking Walkable Urbanism in America’s Largest Metros”

June 2019 | Client Alerts |

The report was released and explained by Chris Leinberger, Research Professor and Chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis at the George Washington University School of Business, and deliberated at great length with Calvin Gladney, President and CEO of Smart Growth America, and Doug Ressler, Research and Business Intelligence Manager at Yardi Matrix.

Client Alert: New Real Estate Excise Tax Rules to Take Effect January 1, 2020

June 2019 | Client Alerts |

On May 21, 2019, Governor Inslee signed the recently passed Washington State Senate Bill 5998 (“SB 5998”), which will impose new rates and rules for real estate excise taxes (“REET”) in Washington State beginning January 1, 2020.

Client Alert: Washington State Legislature Passes Law Tightening Restrictions on Noncompete Agreements

June 2019 | Client Alerts |

The Washington State Legislature has passed a new Bill that restricts noncompete agreements. The Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1450 (“ESHB 1450” or the “Noncompete Bill”), ratified by Governor Inslee on May 8, 2019, places new parameters on noncompete agreements. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2020.