Tyler Jones

FTC Issues Final Rule Banning Many Non-compete Agreements

Business, Employment

On April 23, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) adopted a new rule that would significantly limit the enforceability and validity of non-compete agreements on workers. This new rule will become effective 120 days after the publication of the final rule by the FTC. Although of interest to any business owner, healthcare providers and individuals […]

Phase 3 – Are We There Yet?

Business, Coronavirus / COVID-19

All eight regions in Washington State are now in Phase 2 under Governor Jay Inslee’s Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan for phased reopening of business.  With COVID-19 infection numbers in decline across the state, businesses are champing at the bit for “Phase 3”.  After all, the thinking goes, if the Governor is now […]

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 […]

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, […]

Phase What? King County Now in “Phase 1.5”

Business, Coronavirus / COVID-19

On June 5, 2020, King County was approved for “modified Phase 1” under Washington State’s Safe Start Washington plan for reopening business in phases.  Modified Phase 1 is not everything that Phase 2 is, but it’s more than Phase 1 where the county has been stuck while other counties have moved to Phase 2, and […]