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May 25, 2021


Employer Options for COVID-19 Vaccinations and Masking for Employees

Employers have been in a difficult spot when it comes to employees and vaccinations for COVID-19. While many employers have expressed a desire to require masking, legal risks, uncertainty, and administrative requirements have kept many from imposing ... Continue Reading

June 17, 2020


“Because of Sex”: Supreme Court Finds Title VII Protects Gay and Transgender Workers

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Bostock v. Clayton County, 590 U.S. ____ (2020). In so deciding, the Court held that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers are protected from discrimination in the workplace. Continue Reading

May 01, 2020


A Murky Solution: The Supreme Court’s Ruling on Application of the Clean Water Act

Under the Clean Water Act, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit (“NPDES permit”) is necessary for the “discharge of any pollutant by any person” “into waters of the United States”.1 Continue Reading

April 07, 2020


CARES - SFF is here to help navigate uncertain water

In an effort to minimize the potentially devastating economic disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”), a $2.2 trillion stimulus package offering rel... Continue Reading

April 01, 2020


How Schlemlein, Fick & Franklin is Taking Action against the Covid-19 Pandemic

At Schlemlein, Fick & Franklin, our top priority is protecting the health and safety of our staff, clients and community. Beginning March 5th, 2020 our partners instituted a firm wide work from home policy, and closed our offices to the public, m... Continue Reading

March 18, 2020


COVID-19 and Economic/Employment Challenges For Distressed Businesses

The impact of COVID-19 is widely affecting businesses, individuals, and the community at large.  As circumstances continue to unfold, we understand that the business and legal challenges are far-reaching and rapidly changing.  Our attorneys... Continue Reading

March 18, 2020


COVID-19 and Construction Industry Challenges

With each passing day the effects of the Coronavirus are increasingly impacting our daily lives.  In addition to closing restaurants, retail outlets, sporting events, etc.  the construction industry is likewise feeling the impact due to sup... Continue Reading

December 07, 2018


Recommendations for Waterfront Program Planning and Design

Darby DuComb is a land use and real estate lawyer at SF&S.  Recently she authored an article in the Puget Sound Business Journal commenting on the Seattle Waterfront Local Improvement District (LID). Continue Reading