New Version of Form I-9 Released Today, July 17

USCIS issued a new Form I-9 for Employment Eligibility Verification today, July 17, which must be used beginning September 18, 2017.  The new I-9 form is available at We recommend that employers start using the new I-9 form at this time to ensure correct use of the form… Read More

Overview of Compliance With Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Ordinance

The City of Seattle’s Secure Scheduling Ordinance went into effect on July 1, 2017 and the law applies to retail and food service establishments with 500+ employees worldwide. For franchises and joint employers, all employees worldwide are counted, regardless of the number of employees in Seattle. Full-service restaurants must also… Read More

5 Easiest Ways to Update Your Estate Plan to Incorporate Charitable Giving

  Update beneficiary designations for retirement plans and life insurance. Update estate planning documents (Will, Revocable Living Trust) to provide for a charity through a specific bequest of a certain amount, a percentage of the residuary, or a contingent beneficiary. Commit to a capital campaign and fulfill it during life and/or at… Read More

Supreme Court Decision Upholds Limited Version of Travel Ban

The Supreme Court of the United States issued a split decision today, June 26, agreeing to uphold a limited version of President Trump’s Executive Order banning individuals from six mostly Muslim countries from traveling to the U.S. In October, the Supreme Court will consider the merits of the Executive Order,… Read More