Categories for Coronavirus

OSHA Vaccination

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing

by | January 21, 2022

On Thursday, November 4, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released its Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) that outlines a vaccine and testing mandate for private employers that have 100 or more employees. While the ETS technically went into effect on Friday, November 5, employers have until December 6 to comply with most requirements and January... View Article

Legal Tactics for 2022 – Don’t Get Derailed

by | September 29, 2021

As we look forward to 2022, don’t overlook legal. Legal is a powerful tool to help your business gain an advantage. Businesses that incorporate legal tactics into their strategies often can proactively address challenges and leverage legal to gain an edge over their competition. Three areas that can help you gain an advantage over the... View Article

COVID-19 Vaccine

Should you require your employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

by | August 27, 2021

As the pandemic has stretched on, the highly infectious Delta COVID variant has become the dominant strain. As infection rates increase, employers are looking for ways to keep their employees safe and allow them to return physically to the workplace. There are several considerations employers must make. Should they require employees and contractors to get... View Article

Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Post-Pandemic World 2

Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a Post-Pandemic World

by | May 26, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) is an increasingly popular topic, impacting the rise of new laws such as Washington’s boardroom diversity requirements. However, aside from legal compliance, research makes a consistent and strong business case for diversity. A 2020 McKinsey study finds that the most diverse companies are 25% more likely to experience above-average profitability... View Article

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What Employers Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

by | January 19, 2021

While 2021 isn’t off to the start we all hoped it would, there is good news on the horizon. Health care workers and other high-risk individuals are now getting the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Most people will likely be able to receive the vaccine by the end of the second quarter 2021. While the... View Article

Washington State Capitol

Washington State COVID-19 Lockdown 2.0

by | November 16, 2020

In light of the expected (yet still alarming) rise in Washington state Covid-19 cases during this Fall season, Governor Jay Inslee announced on Sunday that new state-wide restrictions will be placed on business and other social activities to try and slow down Washington’s third wave of COVID-19 growth during the pandemic. Most of the restrictions... View Article

business transactions

Tips for Business Transactions During a Pandemic

by | September 29, 2020

Business leaders are asking if the business transaction landscape is changing, considering the pandemic. Do we see negative impacts on many businesses? To be honest, we don’t see much change – deals are moving forward with little change in the terms or contingencies. This may be due to the specific deals we’re seeing, or parties... View Article

Strengthen Your Business

Five Lessons from the Pandemic to Strengthen Your Business

by | July 31, 2020

While business owners are well-acquainted with the concept of risk, that term has likely taken on a whole new meaning in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Even the most risk-averse business owners likely did not see this massive global crisis coming, and certainly did not anticipate the rapid and overwhelming impact it would have on... View Article