The Foundry Law Blog

Are Non-Solicitation Clauses Enforceable?

A non-solicitation clause is a common provision that employers incorporate into their employment agreements. The clause essentially tries to protect a company’s clients. Under Washington law, non-solicitation provisions are generally enforceable provided that they meet certain conditions. What is a Non-Solicitation Provision? A non-solicitation clause is often used in an employment contract between an employer […]

The Importance of Information Security Policies & Why Your Company Needs One

Information security policies, also known as “ISPs,” refer to a collection of directives, regulations, and rules that advise and direct how an organization manages, protects, and distributes its information. These policies often cast a wide net, as they normally address all of an organization’s data, programs, systems, facilities, infrastructure, users, and third and fourth parties. […]

Are Electronic Signatures Valid in Washington?

In many instances, yes. Washington adopted the Uniform Electronic Transactions ACT (UETA) in 2020. UETA sets forth specific requirements concerning the validity of electronic signatures for transactions related to business, commercial, and governmental matters. Learn of best practices to help ensure your business complies with the law. What Makes an Electronic Signature Valid in WA? […]

What Does Indemnity Mean and How Does it Impact my Business?

“Indemnity” is a legal term that often arises in discussions and dealings with business contracts. The term means that if one party to a contract suffers a loss because of a second party’s conduct, the second party has to compensate the first party. Please note, though, that the specific scope and effect of an indemnity […]

Washington State LLC Builder For Multi-Member LLCs

If you have or are thinking about going into business with others, then you know how important it is to get the right legal foundation in place for your company. A solid foundation means less time spent debating issues as they arise and more time focused on what matters for your business. For new or […]

CCPA Compliance: One Year Later

It was only one year ago that the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) went into effect. The CCPA is a landmark privacy law providing California residents various protections with regard to personal information. Even though the CCPA is in effect, it is still undergoing rulemaking with the 4th Set of Modifications to the […]

How to file a DBA in Washington State

A common question that many businesses have is how to file a DBA in Washington State. This post provides some information about DBAs and a step-by-step guide to file a DBA in Washington State What is DBA? A business may operate under different names for various reasons. This is known as “doing business as,” “DBA,” […]

Re-Opening After COVID: Workplace Considerations

  This post discusses issues related to re-opening a physical workplace that has been closed as a result of COVID. First and foremost, the question to be answered is whether to re-open the physical workplace at all; or is a business able to not only survive, but thrive, while keeping everyone remote or off-premises? Assuming […]

Can you Trademark a Hashtag? When Your ™ is a #hashtag

It may go without saying, but #hashtags are a vital part of attracting the right eyes to your social media marketing efforts. However, what happens when your #hashtag becomes associated with your particular brand of goods or services? Is it now a trademark? Can (and should) you obtain federal trademark protection for your mark? This […]

Washington State COVID-19 Business Resources

This post covers Washington State COVID-19 business resources and relief. COVID-19 is having an impact on all businesses throughout the State of Washington. Below is a brief list of some important resources available now for Washington businesses affected by COVID-19.   The Small Business Administration COVID-19 Business Relief Many businesses are experiencing financial disruption because […]