REFORMS TO H-1B LOTTERY PROCESS PROPOSED

The Department of Homeland Security released today proposed H-1B visa reforms set to be enacted in 2019. The two critical proposed changes include: requiring an electronic Pre-Registration before the H-1B selection lottery on April 1, 2019, and reversing the lottery selection processes so as to favor applicants with U.S. Master’s degrees.

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Webinar Recording Now Available: Preparing for Paid Family and Medical Leave in Washington

On November 29 Ryan Swanson attorney Shannon Lawless presented a webinar for employers outlining the key requirements of Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Act. Employers will identify what they need to do now to prepare for the premium deductions that start January 1, 2019.

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2019 Minimum Wage Increases Announced by the Seattle Office of Labor Standards

The Seattle Office of Labor Standards recently announced the 2019 minimum wage increases for large and small employers in Seattle. Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum wage for large employers, which are employers with more than 500 workers worldwide, will be $16.00 per hour.

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Ryan Swanson Adds New Associates to Growing Practice Groups

Ryan Swanson recently hired new associates in growing practice areas to meet the needs of clients. Danielle Flatt joins the firm's Real Estate, Development & Finance Group, where she will work with clients on matters involving the review, negotiation and drafting of commercial and residential leases. The Immigration Group welcomed Jeng-Ya (Jen) Chen and Cody Suzuko Nunn, who will both serve clients with business and family-based immigration services.

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THE ENTREPRENEUR'S GUIDE FROM START TO FINISH

Finding the right legal partner to accelerate your journey to business success is critical to your bottom line. View our "Entrepreneurs Guide from Start to Finish" to help you navigate and anticipate the challenges that lie ahead for your growing business.

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