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FWW Alert: New Federal Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) Requires Reporting


The new federal Corporate Transparency Act ("CTA") requires most small businesses to report personal information about business owners to the federal government. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert: New Year...New Rules—Summary of Federal and State Rules and Guidance Related to COVID-19


While the newest COVID-19 variant, Omicron, is less virulent, it is highly transmissible and federal and state agencies have taken steps to implement new rules to address both of these factors. READ MORE

FWW Legal Alert: Reopening—The Pacific Northwest Removes Its Masks


We did it. Our communities in the Pacific Northwest have taken the steps to protect each other with vaccinations, distancing, masking, and a number of sacrifices along the way to reach the point where we are reopening and removing masks. READ MORE

FWW Legal Alert - Washington's New Mask Guidance


On May 21, 2021, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) and the Washington Department of Health (DOH) updated the mask guidance for fully vaccinated individuals, following CDC guidance issued the prior week. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert - Updated Oregon Mask Guidance


On November 18, 2020, the Oregon Health Authority issued new, stricter Statewide Freeze Guidance on Masks, Face Coverings and Face Shields, following Governor Kate Brown’s issuance of a new Executive Order 20-65. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert - Oregon OSHA Releases New COVID-19-Related Temporary Workplace Safety Rules with Upcoming Deadlines for All Employers


On November 5, Oregon OSHA finally published OAR 437-001-0744 Addressing COVID-19 Workplace Risks (the Rule) after months of various drafts, feedback from businesses, and revisions. The Rule will become effective November 16, 2020. READ MORE

FWW EMPLOYMENT ALERT - IRS Issues Guidance for Employers Reporting Emergency Paid Leave Wages


The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidance for employers addressing the reporting of qualified sick leave wages and qualified family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). READ MORE

FWW Alert - PPP Loan Forgiveness Period Extended and Restrictions Eased


Late on Wednesday, June 3rd, Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act ("PPFA"). READ MORE

FWW Alert - SBA and Treasury Provide Safe Harbor on Good Faith Certification for PPP Loans


On May 13th, the SBA and Treasury released a new FAQ #46 on PPP loans that will provide significant comfort to borrowers of smaller loans. READ MORE

FWW Employment Alert - DOL Issues Rules on Families First (FFCRA) Paid Sick Leave


On April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor issued new rules implementing the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA). READ MORE



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