Scott Johnson

Update of the State Eviction Moratorium and CARES Act Protections

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate

On October 14, 2020, Governor Inslee issued Proclamation 20-19.4 that extended and revised the scope of the state-wide eviction moratorium contained in Proclamations 20-19, 20-19.1, 20-19.2 and 20-19.3.  The moratorium had been set to expire on October 15, 2020.  The following is a summary of the provisions of the moratorium as now contained in Proclamation […]

Nassor Salum

We’re in a Lockdown. It’s Fine; What’s the Risk with an Employee WFHawaii or Another State?

Business, Employment

The COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on society have accelerated the digital transformation of the modern workplace. With the increasing use of telecommuting technologies and more employers instituting permanent work from home policies, employees and employers are – or should be – asking the question: what are the potential legal issues an employer may face […]

Isabella Kim

National Interest Exception Guidance to Presidential Proclamations 10014 and 10052

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Immigration

On August 12, 2020, the U.S. Department of State issued guidance on scenarios that may qualify for a “national interest exception” under Presidential Proclamation 10052 of June 22, 2020 (“Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak”) and Presidential Proclamation 10014 of April 22, 2020 […]

Isabella Kim

Second Presidential Proclamation Suspending Certain Visa Applicants

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Immigration

On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed a second proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants who present a risk to the U.S. labor market following the coronavirus outbreak. Effective immediately, the proclamation extends the suspension of entry for certain immigrants (Presidential Proclamation 10014) through December 31, 2020. The new restrictions imposed […]

Scott Johnson

CDC’s Nationwide Residential Eviction Order

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Landlord Tenant, Real Estate

CDC’s Nationwide Residential Eviction Order On September 2, 2020, the United States Center for Disease Control (“CDC”) issued a nationwide moratorium on residential evictions until December 31, 2020 (the “Order”).  The purpose of the moratorium (and the legal basis for the CDC’s adoption of the Order) is to protect public health by preventing evictions that […]

Scott Collins

The New Statewide Mask Requirement in Washington State – What is a Business to Do?

Business, Coronavirus / COVID-19

Beginning Friday, June 26, 2020, face coverings are required statewide in Washington State in indoor public settings and outdoor public locations where six feet of distancing cannot be maintained.  The last section of this post addresses what this requirement means for your business.   King County started it all in May 2020 when it issued […]

Emma Kazaryan

Be Prepared for Reopening Your Business with COVID-19 Policies in your Employment Handbook

Coronavirus / COVID-19, Employment

Recent changes in law and best practice guidance from the CDC and local authorities require employers to adopt written COVID-19 related policies before returning employees back to the office. For a fixed fee, we are offering the following: COVID-19 Package: COVID-19 plans and policies including: a general checklist for employers an infected employee response plan a […]

Karen Kalzer

US Supreme Court Recognizes Employment Rights Based on Same-Sex and Gender Identity Status


The Supreme Court of the United States announced its 6-3 decision today affirming that Title VII protects employees from discrimination on the basis of sex, and that basis includes sexual orientation and gender identity. The Court addressed three consolidated cases in which each of the complainants was terminated shortly after their same-sex orientation or transgender […]

Michelle Su

Time to Diversify Your Corporate Board – It’s the Law

Business, LLCs

Twenty-Five Percent Threshold  On March 27, 2020, Governor Inslee signed Senate Bill 6037 into law, effective on June 11, 2020. Pursuant to Senate Bill 6037, a new section will be added to RCW 23B.08 (the Washington Business Corporation Act, “WBCA”), requiring all public companies in Washington to diversify their boards of directors by January 1, […]