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Recent News and Educational Resources from Reed Longyear

What an Employer Needs to Know When Creating an Employee Manual

What is an Employee Manual? In Washington State it almost certainly is not a contract or agreement to change the at-will nature of your employment. It is a guide for Employees to understand Company policies. It is a guide for Employers to understand their obligations under the law, and to establish policies and goals in […]

Guardianship Pt. 1: An Introduction to Guardianship

Clients often come to Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC with questions about guardianship and what it means.  While a guardianship proceeding can be stressful and complicated, it can be mitigated with the help of an experienced guardianship attorney, as well as taking a proactive approach to gain an understanding of the process and the […]

Reed Longyear proudly congratulates Noah Williams, who was named as a 2014 Washington Super Lawyers Rising Star in the areas of Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation: Defense, and  Workers’ Compensation.

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Congratulations to Michael Longyear, who was named as a 2014 Washington Super Lawyers honoree in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate, Closely Held Business, and Elder Law.

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What is a Health Care Durable Power of Attorney?

In Washington State, a Health Care Durable Power of Attorney (HCDPOA) is a document that allows the principal (the person for whom the document is prepared) to give a trusted individual the authority to make health care decisions on the principal’s behalf when the principal is unable to due to incapacity (See State of Washington […]

Is Your Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable?

In Washington State, Non-Compete Agreements (NCAs) are enforceable, but the Courts often frown upon them. Lately I have received an increase in inquiries regarding the enforceability of NCAs. These calls come from a variety of sources: individuals leaving a position for greener-pastures; concerned business owners dealing with a messy separation; and former employees opening their […]

Reed Longyear Malnati & Ahrens, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Franklin W. Shoichet as Of Counsel to our team of knowledgeable and professional attorneys. Mr. Shoichet concentrates his practice in civil rights, civil and probate litigation, personal injury and malpractice. Find out more about Frank Shoichet and his law practice by visiting his attorney bio page.

What is a General Durable Power of Attorney?

In Washington State a General Durable Power of Attorney (GDPOA) is a document that allows the principal to provide authority to an individual, known as an agent or attorney-in-fact, to manage personal finances and assets in the event that the principal is unable to do so due to incapacity (See State of Washington Statue RCW […]

Employment Law FAQs: Is My Severance Package Fair?

I receive plenty of phone calls and e-mails from employees and executives asking if their severance packages are fair. These individuals tend to have the same general questions involving provisions of their severance agreement, the amount of compensation they may or may not be receiving, and if they need an attorney. In most situations, an attorney […]