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Attention Employers: Washington Governor Mandates New Protections for High-Risk Employees During COVID-19 Pandemic
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. Originally published: April 15, 2020Proclamation extended: June 12, 2020 UPDATE: August 3, 2020This proclamation has been extended until revoked, or until the State of Emergency...
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Oregon “Omnibus” COVID-19 Relief Bill: What Did and Did Not Make the Cut
During the first special session of 2020, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 4212A (commonly referred to as the “omnibus” bill), which was signed into law by Governor Brown on June 30, 2020. The bill contains a variety of statutory changes aimed to pro...
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COVID-19 Employer Alert: Potential Public Health Notification Requirements
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. Whether a business has remained in operation from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic or has only recently begun to reopen its workplace, the general guidance in the Pacific Northwes...
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Renowned Seattle Restaurant Group Leads Charge in Lawsuit Against Insurance Company
Our firm has filed a lawsuit against Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company in King County Superior Court on behalf of Ethan Stowell’s restaurant group (ES Restaurant Group). The lawsuit arises from Fireman’s Fund denial of ES Restaurant’s Group’s claim fo...
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Oregon Presses Pause on Foreclosures, Payment Defaults, and Evictions
In an effort to provide relief to homeowners, businesses, landlords, and tenants affected by COVID-19, Governor Brown signed two bills that impose significant limitations on lenders and landlords. Under HB 4204, lenders cannot foreclose on loans secu...
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A Roadmap for Reopening Workplaces in Washington and Oregon During COVID-19
Originally Published: May 19, 2020Last Updated: June 30, 2020 Many businesses throughout the Pacific Northwest will soon start the process of phased reopening or have already reopened to some extent. This requires employers to take new measures to p...
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