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Special Employment Law Considerations for the Remote Workplace
As offices close or significantly reduce operations due to COVID-19 and the myriad of Stay Home/Shelter in Place government orders, many West Coast employers and employees are waking up to a new reality: remote working (or telecommuting). But prior...
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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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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 The facts, laws, and regulations regarding COVID-19 are developing rapidly and this advisory may reference out of date information.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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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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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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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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