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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]