December 13, 2019

    Washington State announced on Wednesday that an estimated 259,000 workers in Washington State will be eligible for overtime pay by 2028.

    New rules are phased in starting July 1, 2020.  According to the Department of Labor and Industries, for an employee to be exempt fro...

    May 9, 2019

    Governor Inslee signed a non-compete bill into law, which imposes new restrictions on non-compete agreements. 

    New Washington State Non-Compete Law: What is a non-compete agreement?

    Under the law, a non-competition agreement is any written or oral agreement that prohibit...

    March 9, 2018

    As you are most likely aware on December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017" into law.  

    A major part of the Act relates to a tax deduction for pass through business entities.  The final bill reduces pass-through taxes via a 20...

    February 22, 2018

    Starting a business can be an exciting and sometimes overwhelming endeavor. Often money can be tight in the initial stages of forming a business and sometimes one of the last things that people want to do is spend money on a lawyer. However, spending a little money up...

    February 8, 2018

    Washington State LLC. How to form a LLC in Washington State. Different management structures in LLCs.

    January 18, 2018

    We previously posted a series on estate planning basics.  Our next series will focuses on business law.  This post provides very basic information on the types of business structures frequently used in the State of Washington. There are complexities within each of thes...

    October 5, 2017

    In November 2016, Washington voters passed Initiative 1433, which equates to an increase in the minimum wage and new sick leave requirements.

    Below is a summary provided by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries of the initiative and upcoming changes....

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