News & Events2019-09-11T18:33:17-07:00


Continuing Operations During Covid-19

Chmelik Sitkin & Davis is committed to providing our clients with the highest levels of service. We care deeply about community, our clients and our staff. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted not only our own team and clients, but also the global community at large. We recognize that our clients, their employees and their [...]


Avoid Costly Reporting Mistakes with Workers’ Compensation

All Washington businesses insured by Workers’ Compensation administered by the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) pay premiums based on rates that vary by “risk classification.” L&I has identified over 300 risk classifications, which they use to reflect the estimated cost of insuring work in each particular class.  Each year, L&I updates the base premium [...]

Updates to FLSA Exemptions

Exempt employees are not entitled to receive overtime.  Employers need to be aware of changes at both the state and federal level regarding exempt employees.  To be exempt, an employee must meet a three part test: (1) the salary basis test – the employee must be paid a predetermined and fixed salary that is not [...]

Most Washington Employees Will Soon Be Eligible for Paid Family and Medical Leave

Effective January 1, 2020, most Washington employees will become eligible to receive benefits from Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (“PFML”) program, Title 50A RCW.  The PFLM program is an insurance program administered by the Employment Security Department (the “ESD”) that gives a partial wage replacement and other benefits to eligible Washington employees who take [...]

Long Term View on Short Term Rentals

Short term internet-based vacation rentals, such as AirBNB, and VRBO, are more popular than ever. Given the growing popularity of these short-term rentals, communities in Washington State with active tourism markets have been addressing how to regulate this emerging industry. Earlier this year, Washington State legislature enacted Chapter 64.37 RCW, which provides uniform requirements [...]