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CH& Attorneys Attend 2020 Legal Foundation of Washington Goldmark Award Luncheon

02/14/2020 posted by

CH& attorneys attend the 2020 Goldmark Award Luncheon to show our continued support and dedication to the Legal Foundation of Washington (LFW) and its mission. Cairncross & …

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CH& Attorney Aaron Duffy Joins ULI Young Leaders Partnership Forum

02/13/2020 posted by

CH& Attorney Aaron Duffy joins ULI Young Leaders Partnership Forum. The mission of the ULI Northwest Young Leaders Partnership Forum is to foster an exchange of professional …

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

12/13/2019 posted by

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 …

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

11/25/2019 posted by

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 …

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CH& Attorney John Hempelmann Moderates at Bisnow’s “Future of the Eastside” Conference

12/10/2019 posted by

Cairncross & Hempelmann attorney John Hempelmann moderates two panels at the Bisnow “The Future of the Eastside” Conference. This conference will discuss the $2.3B eastbound extension of the Sound …

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CH& Attorney Kirsten Daniels Presents at Washington Society of CPAs’ Construction Industry Conference

11/15/2019 posted by

Cairncross & Hempelmann attorney Kirsten Daniels presents “Risky Business: Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape of Employment Law” at Washington Society of CPAs’ Construction Industry Conference. The Washington Society of CPAs is …

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Don’t Get Left Empty-Handed: The Importance of Liquidation Preference

04/25/2016 posted by

In the world of venture capital financing, one of the most important terms, behind price/valuation, is liquidation preference. As a startup company founder, having a solid understanding of liquidation preference is incredibly important, as it could mean the difference between whether or not you collect any proceeds from a sale of your company.

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Why Coding Pizza Parties are a Bad Idea

02/23/2016 posted by

You’ve toiled away for years on your startup and you’ve worked really hard to land a big investor or to strategically position your technology startup for acquisition.

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Choppy Waters: Pacific Sun Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and What This Could Mean for Retail Landlords

04/13/2016 posted by

Pacific Sun, commonly referred to as “PacSun” by California surfers and 90’s kids, is in financial distress. The trendy skate and surf shop with 600 stores nationwide is just one of many retailers that overestimated consumer demand and expanded too quickly.

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Ninth Circuit Validates USDOL Tip Pool Rules

02/23/2016 posted by

In a surprising decision, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit validated the 2011 Rule by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) prohibiting tip pooling programs that include “back of the house” employees and other workers who are not customarily and regularly tipped (e.g., cooks, dishwashers).

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Washington UTC Moves Toward Final PURPA Rules

03/04/2019 posted by

Comments on the proposed rules are due on April 1, 2019.

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CH& Concludes That PACE Can Be Adopted in Washington Without Violating the State Constitution

01/08/2019 posted by

CH& has determined that Property-Assessed Clean Energy (“PACE”) legislation can be adopted in Washington without violating the Washington Constitution’s prohibitions against gifts of public funds and lending of public credit.

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