Coronavirus Crisis · Spain – Urgent, Extraordinary Employment Measures

Following the appearance on March 17th of the President of the Spanish Government, the Official State Gazette (BOE) published Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of 17 March, on urgent, extraordinary measures to deal with the economic and social impact of the coronavirus. We have prepared a summary for you of the measures granted by the government to facilitate matters, distinguishing whether the ERTE or procedure to reduce the workday is processed due to force majeure or if, on the...

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Coronavirus Crisis · Spain Royal Decree-Law – Measures Applicable to Companies

On March 18, 2020, The Official State Gazette published Royal Decree-Law 8/2020, of March 17, 2020, on urgent, extraordinary measures to deal with the economic and social impact of COVID-19 was published. Below we briefly explain the extraordinary measures applicable to companies and other legal persons in private law (associations, cooperatives and foundations). These measures can be broken down into three categories depending on their scope of application: (i) measures...

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We’re Working To Help You With COVID-19

On behalf of everyone at Harris Bricken, our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19 around the world — not only those diagnosed with the virus, but also their friends and family and those whose work, education, and way of life have been affected. Our top priority, as always, is the health and well-being of our employees, clients and communities. With the above in mind, we write to update you regarding our operations and outlook for the days, weeks, and months...

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Washington Marijuana Businesses: Watch Out for Cyber Attacks!

Washington Marijuana Businesses: Watch Out for Cyber Attacks!

One of our Washington cannabis clients recently learned that its employee was the target of a cybersecurity attack. The employee, who was following instructions via a messaging app, wired money to an individual at the request of who he believed to be an owner of the company. That was not the case! The employee had fallen victim to a cybersecurity attack. Our client has asked us to publish this post as a public service announcement to other cannabis businesses. These attacks...

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Spain: U.S. Export Hotbed

Spain: U.S. Export Hotbed

It is surprising to those of us who have spent meaningful time in the country, but Spain is often overlooked as a business destination. Part of that has to do with the country’s ongoing problem with unemployment, which clouds outsider perceptions. Recent turmoil in Catalonia has not helped, with the optics at times making Barcelona seem like a Mediterranean Hong Kong. Yet Spain’s economy is the fourth-largest in the European Union and the 13th largest in the world.  To put...

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Two Pending Bills Could Substantially Change Washington’s Cannabis Advertising Laws

Two Pending Bills Could Substantially Change Washington’s Cannabis Advertising Laws

Last month, two pieces of legislation were introduced to the legislature that could substantially alter Washington State’s advertising laws: HB 2350 and HB 2321. Each bill would tighten advertising restrictions for cannabis businesses, particularly with regard to advertising that could appeal to youth. Both bills were filed pre-session, and both already have moved into the Committee on Commerce and Gaming. The bills are summarized below. HB 2350 This bill, “[r]elating to...

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