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Is There a Doctor in the House? Responding to Severe, Life-Threatening Allergic Reactions

A restaurant’s first response to an allergic reaction by a customer should be to leave it to the customer’s family member or friend to administer first aid. Further, the restaurant should call 9?1?1, if the customer exhibits a severe, life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

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Not in My Neighborhood! Marijuana and Zoning Laws in Seattle

If you own property or are looking to start a marijuana-related business in Seattle, you should pay close attention to the zoning laws over the next couple of weeks and months.

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New FERC Chairman: President Obama Nominates Norman Bay, Director of FERC Office of Enforcement

Today, President Obama announced that he will nominate Norman Bay to become the next Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”). Mr. Bay currently directs FERC’s …

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Your Washington Small Business Was Hacked: What Should You Do About Your Customers’ Stolen Data?

All over television news and the Internet there are disclosures of major corporations having been hacked, with data compromised for millions of their customers.

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Automatic Tips? Not So Fast!

Those mandatory 18% tips on checks for large dining parties will get more expensive for restaurateurs starting January 1, 2014.

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City of Palo Alto Issues RFP For Renewable Energy

The City of Palo Alto, California, last week issued an RFP for renewable energy. The request calls for non-escalating contracts for periods of between 5 and 30 …

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You Are Not Your Employees’ “Friend”: New Washington Law Restricts Employer Access to Employees’ Social Media Activity

Are you curious about what your employees, or applicants for employment, might be saying or doing on Facebook and other social media sites?

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ACA Compliance Just Got Easier (For Now): The IRS Extends Compliance Deadline to January 1, 2015

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with more than 50 employees will be required to provide health care for their full-time employees or face penalties.

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