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School's Out For...A While: Flexible Work Arrangements in the Era of Ongoing School Closures
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, it is becoming clear that many students will not return to full-time, in-person learning in a classroom environment, at least not initially. Tha...
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What Employers Need to Know About the Impact of the August 8, 2020, Presidential Memorandum on Unemployment Insurance Benefits
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. Earlier this month, after Congress failed to extend emergency unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, President Donald J. Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum that provides additional w...
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The ABCs of Employee Leave Related to Their Children’s Schools Implementing Distance Learning
For a printable PDF version of this article, please click here. When schools closed or went remote in April 2020, parents and their employers had to suddenly figure out how to handle a situation where both employees and their children were home full...
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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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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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