Business and Commercial
August 9th, 2018

Employers are required to permit current and former employees to inspect their own personnel file at least annually, but an employer may refuse to permit access to certain records.

January 3rd, 2018

The Bellingham City Council is currently considering amending Bellingham’s landlord-tenant code to offer greater protections to residential tenants. The proposed amendments are in response to Bellingham’s extremely low rental vacancy rate and rising rents.

June 7th, 2017

One of the biggest sources of confusion I see from businesses in Whatcom County is trying to figure out the difference between independent contractors and employees.

August 16th, 2016

Many commercial loans contain what are called default interest provisions. The provisions call for the default rate to apply upon any default by the Borrower under the loan agreement.

April 18th, 2016

Audits can be scary for businesses, given the mystery surrounding these audits and the complex laws and regulations these agencies enforce. There are a few tips businesses can follow to make an audit go more smoothly.

November 2nd, 2015

Major changes are coming to Washington’s law on limited liability companies. Attorneys representing LLCs should be aware of these changes.

July 13th, 2015

Whenever you start a business entity, it is important to consult with an attorney about these provisions to help avoid nasty, expensive fights later if business partners do decide to part ways.

June 3rd, 2014

An LLC is a type of business entity that can shield the owners of the business from liabilities incurred by the business.

May 6th, 2014

It is not unusual for business partners to have disagreements, sometimes the issues are unable to be resolved

February 21st, 2014

In Washington, with limited exceptions, members of the public have a right according to state statute to the protection of trade secrets, other confidential research, development, or commercial information concerning products or business methods.

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