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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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A Roadmap for Reopening Workplaces in Washington and Oregon During COVID-19
Please see our February 1, 2022 article providing new and additional information on this topic. The facts, laws, and regulations regarding COVID-19 are developing rapidly and this advisory may reference out of date information. Originally Publishe...
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$55M to COVID-19-Impacted Tenants for Rent Relief
On Friday, June 5, a bipartisan committee of the Oregon Legislature unanimously made a series of decisions about how to spend $247 million in federal coronavirus relief as part of the CARES Act. The largest single element of the package is $55 milli...
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USPTO Provides Further Relief to Patent and Trademark Applicants In Response to the Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic
As a further update to our earlier posts (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Increases Extensions to Deadlines under the CARES Act; How the USPTO is Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak; and USPTO and Copyright Office Announce Extensions to Deadlines...
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OSHA Issues Revised Guidance Increasing Employers' Obligations Regarding COVID-19 Recordkeeping Requirements
More than two months have passed since the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, causing economies around the world to abruptly grind to a seeming halt. Although the fight against COVID-19 and the process of economic...
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