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New law requires closed-captioning on televisions in businesses

Businesses with Televisions: Did you know? Beginning July 25, 2021, any person owning or managing a place of public accommodation with a closed-captioned television in a public area must activate the closed captioned programming. Senate Bill 5027 requires limits language option displays to the language of the audio program, or the default option where a […]

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Washington Legislature increases Document Recording Fees $100

The fee to record most documents in Washington State will increase by $100.00, effective July 25, 2021. This increase is at the direction of HB 1277, passed during the 2021 legislative session. The surcharge will fund state and local programs that promote low-income housing, eviction prevention, and homelessness services. Certain documents types are exempt from […]

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Evictions: Changes You Need to Know About!

Since 1946, the attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have helped clients navigate complex legal issues involving property, real estate and landlord-tenant issues.  The law regulating residential tenancies, the Residential Landlord Tenant Act (RLTA), has seen major changes the past several years, but none more impactful than the changes passed by legislature in the 2021 legislative […]

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Local Attorneys Tackle Washington’s New Landlord-Tenant Laws

Since 1946, the attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have helped clients navigate complex legal issues involving property, real estate and landlord-tenant issues.  The law regulating residential tenancies, the Residential Landlord Tenant Act (RLTA), has seen major changes the past several years, but none more impactful than the changes passed by legislature in the 2021 legislative […]

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34 Million Americans will travel by car over Memorial Day Weekend- Up 52%

More than 34 million Americans will hit the road Memorial Day weekend; a 52% increase from last year. The total number of Americans expected to travel by all means is over 37 million. This is a good sign that Americans are getting back to their normal lives. We hope people have fun with their families […]

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New Business Corporations Act Law Allows Electronic Notice

The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno have been helping small businesses and large corporations navigate the legal complexities of Washington business law for over 75 years. There are a lot of factors to consider when creating and operating an successful business. The Washington Business Corporations Act (WBCA) provides requirements for creating, organizing, and operating corporations […]

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Injured Workers Avoid Unfair Social Security Disability Offset From Structured Settlement Agreements With New Workers’ Compensation Law.

Workers who, in the course of employment, are injured or disabled from an occupational disease are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, which may include medical, temporary time-loss, vocational rehabilitation benefits, and permanent disabilities benefits. Eligible workers have the option to settle parts of their workers’ compensation claims through structured settlements. Settlements are available for injured […]

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Tips for Driving in the Snow!

Cold, wet, and snowy weather can be both frightening and dangerous for travelers; especially when it is not an common occurrence. SW Washington is expected to receive up to a foot of snow. The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno want you to remind you to drive carefully. Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a […]

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The Rain is Here! Avoid Collisions with Simple Driving Tips!

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The Winter Rain is Here! Driving tips from the local attorneys near you in Centralia and Olympia!   Many drivers forget the basics that could help them avoid a collision and car accident.  Here are a couple tips to keep you and your family safe. Plan Ahead Planning is easier said than done. The best advice […]

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I was injured at work and my employer wants to choose my doctor!

I was injured at work and my employer wants to choose my doctor! An injured worker is not required to see a “company doctor” or the employer’s preferred doctor!  Injured workers have the right to choose their own doctor.  Injured workers also have the right to decide who, if anyone, will accompany them to the […]

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