In this article, we summarize the updated guidance and clarify employer's obligations on whether or not employees are still required to wear masks and social distance in Washington State.
Today, on May 11, 2021, Governor Inslee signed Senate Bill 5172. The bill prevents lawsuits for overtime pay against agricultural employers who had relied on the agricultural exemption in the past. It phases the agricultural exemption out gradually until January 1, 2024, when it will be eliminated entirely.
On April 8, 2021, Gov. Inslee extended protections for employees at heightened risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19. Aviva Kamm explains the changes included in the latest extension.
Duffy Romnor explains the "Deadman's Statute" and its intention to prevent fraud in estate disputes.
On March 2, 2021, Washington's Senate passed SB 5480, which proposes major changes to Washington's current homestead exemption. Claire Taylor explains the potential impact on commercial lenders.
COVID has elevated electronic signatures within the landscape of commercial transactions from a commonplace convenience to a necessity. Kathleen Burton and Serena Sayani explain to what extent electronic signatures on commercial transaction documents would be enforceable