With the gig economy and #MeToo movement picking up momentum, unemployment getting even lower, and the legislature and city council getting more active, the timing couldn’t be better to brush up on Labor and Employment laws and recent judicial pronouncements.
Please join us as we examine Washington State’s new equal pay act, drugs in the workplace, labor law updates, developments in workplace harassment, proper classification of “gig” workers, changes in immigration laws, training agreements, retaliation and whistleblowing, and non-solicitation/non-acceptance of business covenants.
This year’s seminar promises to be one of our most interesting and important programs to date!
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Lawrence R. Cock, Program Co-Chair, is of counsel to Corr Cronin LLP. With more than 25 years of trial and appellate experience, he emphasizes advice and litigation involving the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, noncompetition covenants, trust and estate litigation, securities, and injunctive relief.
Timothy J. O’Connell, Program Co-Chair, a partner with Stoel Rives LLP, practices in the areas of labor and employment law. His practice includes NLRB proceedings, labor arbitrations, equal employment and discrimination cases, wrongful discharge litigation, wage and hour counseling.
Stephanie R. Alexander is a partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP who focuses her practice on employment and tort litigation, and employment counseling. She defends both public and private employers in litigation and arbitration for all types of employment related claims on a state and national level.
David N. Bruce is a partner at Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP with 30 years of experience in both the public sector and in private practice. He served as lead counsel in the successful defense of a nine-year wage-and-hour class action brought by over 25,000 agricultural workers against a major grape grower.
Philip Buri founded Buri Funston Mumford & Furlong PLLC, in Bellingham, Washington. He practices appellate and civil litigation. He has been lead counsel in over 145 appeals in the three divisions of the Court of Appeals, the Washington Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit.
Kendall Cammermeyer is Director, Assistant General Counsel for Puget Sound Energy. She provides strategic guidance through all layers of the company, managing a wide range of legal matters including litigation, claims, corporate ethics, privacy, and labor and employment.
Marc C. Cote is a partner at Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP, where he represents clients in individual and class action employment law cases. He has litigated wage and hour cases on behalf of delivery drivers, construction workers, restaurant workers, farm workers, and other low-wage workers.
Ryan R. Jones is an attorney in the Labor & Employment Group of Stoel Rives LLP. He helps employers avoid litigation and resolve employment-related disputes. Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Ryan was a law clerk for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office – UW Division.
Jack M. Lovejoy is Of Counsel to Corr Cronin LLP. He is a litigator and trial lawyer, having tried cases in state and federal court, as well as in private arbitration. His practice emphasizes high-level employee transitions, trade secret litigation, and securities arbitration.
Richard R. Meneghello is a partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national labor and employment law firm. He is the co-chair of the firm’s Gig Economy Practice Group was also named as the Top Author in the country on the gig economy in the 2017 JD Supra’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
Suzanne K. Michael is a partner at Fisher & Phillips LLP who focuses her practice on employment law, employment litigation, and civil litigation. She has litigated significant cases involving sexual harassment, sexual orientation discrimination, age & national origin discrimination, and disability discrimination.
Karen L. O’Connor is a partner with Stoel Rives LLP in the firm’s Labor and Employment group. Her practice includes counseling and litigation on complex employment issues including leave laws, workplace harassment and discrimination, discipline and documentation, and drug and alcohol issues.
Steven R. Peltin chairs Foster Pepper PLLC’s Employment, Labor and Benefits group and leads the firm’s Business lawyers. He has more than 30 years of experience counseling and defending employers in connection with local, state and federal employment and labor laws.
Laurence A. Shapero is a Shareholder at Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC. For 20 years, he has advised clients in all labor, employment and employee benefits matters. His practice includes litigation and counseling, as well as labor/private arbitration matters.
Susan Eberle Stahlfeld is a partner and the leader of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP’s employment law and labor relations practice group. She represents employers in cases involving discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage-and-hour rules, and employment torts litigation.
Michael C. Subit is a partner at Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP. For over 25 years, he has represented plaintiffs in employment and other civil rights cases. He has authored articles on employment issues, presented at legal conferences, and appeared as a television legal analyst.
Steve Tanijo is a partner at Orbit Law PLLC where he practices exclusively in immigration and nationality law. Since 2007 he has represented clients in a wide range of family based cases & removal defense. His core expertise is in family- based petitions; adjustment of status; citizenship applications, and asylum.