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 […]

Mask Up, King County!

Business, Coronavirus / COVID-19

Starting Monday, May 18, 2020, everyone in King County, Washington must wear cloth face coverings over their noses and mouths while at (a) “indoor public settings,” and (b) “outdoor public locations” where six feet of physical distancing from another person cannot be maintained.  This is the written directive of Dr. Jeff Duchin by virtue of […]