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Webinar—Navigating the Lien Process
Join us on February 28 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific for this complimentary program, hosted by our friends at Propel Insurance. The presenters will educate attendees on their rights and responsibilities when it comes to the lien process.
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Impact Fees at the Supreme Court: How Far Must Government Go to Justify the Fees on a Case-by-Case Basis?
On January 9th of this year, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Sheetz v. El Dorado County on an important issue related to impact fees imposed on development. Under existing law, if government requires an owner to pay a fee in ex...
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Thoughts on Leasing in a Troubled Commercial Real Estate Market
The COVID-19 pandemic brought changes to all aspects of life, some of which will never revert. In the world of real estate, the most significant change stems from the race to remote work instigated by the pandemic. Many companies and office workers d...
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Washington Public Contracts Require New Anti-Discrimination Clause Effective January 1, 2024
While current anti-discrimination laws in Washington (RCW Chapter 49.60) already apply to most employers, SB 5186 effective January 1, 2024, now requires that anti-discrimination clauses incorporating those protections be added to all public works co...
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The New Year Brings New Sick Leave Rules to Washington Construction Employers
As of January 1, 2024, Washington employers with commercial construction workers will need to be prepared to comply with new rules regarding paid sick leave. There are also new provisions applying to all employers. Employers with Covered Construction...
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Real Estate Commission Structure Found to Violate Antitrust Law
On October 31, 2023, a federal jury handed down the verdict: the National Association of Realtors and several national brokerages (collectively, NAR) “conspired to require home sellers to pay the broker representing the buyer of their homes in violat...
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