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1201 Third Avenue Suite 2200
Seattle, Washington 98101-3045, United States
Phone: 877.398.8417
Areas of Practice
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Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Five Immigration To-Do’s for Employers in 2018

The White House and Department of Homeland Security have announced plans to change the legal immigration system in ways that could significantly impact employers with foreign workers who are managers, executives, professionals,…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

2018 Tax Law to Reduce Pipeline Expansion Recourse Rates

FERC staff has asked gas pipelines with pending expansion applications how 2018 tax law changes will impact their proposed project’s cost of service and the project’s proposed incremental rates. FERC has imposed a quick, three…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Changes to Lifeline in 2018

Although the future of the Lifeline program is in doubt, business must go on. ETCs should familiarize themselves with two key administrative changes taking place in 2018. The FCC issued a Public Notice last week reminding…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

FTC Issues Staff Report on Consumer Recognition of Paid Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission delivered the advertising industry an early holiday present in mid-December in the form of a staff report entitled “Blurred Lines: An Exploration of Consumers’ Advertising Recognition in the Contexts…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law

Trump Administration Signs 2017 Tax Act

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed a tax bill that had been passed by the Senate and House called “An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Trump Track: Who’s Driving This Train?

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced a proposal to open 25 of its 26 offshore planning areas for leasing for oil and gas drilling, reversing an Obama Administration drilling plan that had…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

Tech Republic reports that “the executive order may help bring internet to previously hard to reach areas, something several ISPs have been working towards.” “A more connected country”, author Olivia Krauth reports, “could have…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Jan 12th Update on FCC’s Internet Freedom Order

On December 14, 2017, the Commission voted 3-2 as expected along party lines to adopt the Internet Freedom Order that had been circulated as a draft on November 22, 2017. When effective, the new order will reverse the…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

2017 Edition of HIPAA Regulations Released

The Code of Federal Regulations has recently published the 2017 version of the HIPAA regulations. This is the most up-to-date “official” version of the HIPAA regulations. We have created a version that includes PDF bookmarks to…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

CAF II Auction Timeline Tentatively Set – Approval Scheduled for Later this Month

The FCC has released the text of a proposed Public Notice that outlines the final bidding procedures for the Connect America Fund Phase II (“CAF II”) auction. The Public Notice is on the agenda for adoption at the January 30,…more
 /  Communications & Media Law

NYSDOL Proposes Regulations Enhancing an Employee’s Entitlement to Call-In Pay

The New York State Department of Labor (the “NYSDOL”) has proposed regulations revising the “call-in” pay requirements of the Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations (“Wage Order”). Covered employees…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Update #12: Distribution Deadline for Employer Form 1095-C for 2017 Extended

As it did last year, the IRS has again extended the date that employer Form 1095-C reports need to be distributed to employees. For 2017 reports, the deadline is now March 2, 2018, but the deadline for filing the reports with…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

SBA to Ring In New Year with New Franchisor Requirements

Effective January 1, 2018, franchisors that wish to help their franchisees qualify for loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) must be listed on the SBA’s new “Franchise Directory.” SBA-guaranteed small…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Franchise Law

Trump Track: FERC Rejects DOE Coal/Nuclear Rule Proposal But Initiates A New One

On January 8, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued an order declining to conduct a rulemaking proposed by Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to that would create rate incentives…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

Update #11: Individual Mandate Eliminated by New Tax Law: Effect on Employers and Individual Market

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminates the ACA’s individual mandate to maintain minimum essential coverage, and the penalty for failure to do so, effective in 2019. While President Trump tweeted that this “effectively…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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