While we all wait for the federal government to implement the latest stimulus package, The Washington Post provided this quick calculator to determine the size of the individual stimulus checks. Most citizens will receive a Coronavirus stimulus check. However, you do have to have filed a federal tax return for 2018 or 2019, unless you collect Social Security. The wealthy and those who are dependants on another’s tax return will not receive a check. The Post story contains more details.
The State of Washington created a handy chart for worker benefits. This chart of state worker benefits was created prior to new federal laws. The chart covers paid sick leave, unemployment benefits, paid family leave, in addition to workers’ compensation. Click on Read More to see the chart.
by Michele Taylor, criminal defense attorney
You may have questions about how our criminal courts are operating during the pandemic. Both Kitsap County District Court and Kitsap County Superior Court closed for routine business in March through April 24, 2020. Below is the key COVID-19 criminal courts information for this time.
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by John Groseclose and Larry Lofgren
People are inquiring about visitation in this time of crisis. The question of child custody is perhaps the most emotional and difficult question courts have to decide. When parents cannot agree, often children are put in the middle. At GS Jones Law Group, we remind our clients that, not only do courts focus on what the best interest of the child is (not what’s “fair” to the parent), we genuinely care for the welfare of children.
Washington State’s law on sick pay can be a real force for containing the Coronavirus here. Now is a great time to review your compliance and consider what changes this emergency requires. Consider whether you need to make your sick and family leave policies more generous temporarily.
Summary of our state paid sick leave law