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New Procedural Notice Released by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) on the Paycheck Protection Program

The SBA issued a Procedural Notice on October 2, 2020 addressing the notification and consent requirements for changes in ownership transactions for borrowers of PPP loans. What …

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Waiving COVID-19 Liability Goodbye? – Why Liability Waivers are a Particularly Risky Risk-Management Tool

With most counties in Washington now fully in Phase II of Governor Inslee’s ”Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, Washington employers are increasingly starting to reopen their office …

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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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