With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to substantially impact businesses and their employment decisions, the timing couldn’t be better to brush up on Labor and Employment laws and recent legislative and judicial developments.
We will delve into wage and hour issues, leave law, the gig economy, sexual harassment, and racial justice. We will examine developments in labor law and non-competition covenants. This year’s program will also offer discussions relevant to the COVID-19 crisis, including vaccination issues and managing employees who work from home (or do they live at work?).
Join us for a two-day seminar on the latest Labor and Employment law trends and updates, presented by some of Washington’s top practitioners in the field.
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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.
Karin D. Jones, Program Co-Chair, is a partner in the Labor and Employment group of Stoel Rives LLP. She provides practical advice to employers regarding a wide variety of workplace and personnel issues and helping employers minimize the risk and impact of workplace problems.
Adam S. Belzberg is a Partner at Stoel Rives LLP. He represents and advises employers, from small businesses to international corporations, in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has particular experience representing employers in the agriculture, construction, and energy industries.
Aiko Bethea is principal and founder of RARE Coaching & Consulting, a consulting practice focused on coaching leaders and organizations to remove barriers to inclusion. She has successfully navigated leadership roles in government, philanthropic, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Jenny A. Durkan is the 56th Mayor of Seattle and the first woman to lead the City in nearly a century. She entered office on November 28, 2017, with the challenge of making Seattle affordable and inclusive for all. She is focused on the housing affordability crisis and helping those experiencing homelessness.
Hon. John P. Erlick currently serves as a neutral for Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC with 40 years of experience as a trial judge and civil litigator. He spent nearly twenty years on the King County Superior Court bench, where he was highly regarded for his expertise in handling complex civil matters.
Darren A. Feider is a shareholder with Sebris Busto James. His practice involves general employment litigation, wage and hour disputes, trade secret, covenant not to compete and non-solicitation litigation as well as copyright infringement and trademark matters.
Kim Gunning, an attorney at Focal PLLC, is an experienced and creative litigator whose practice focuses on commercial and complex litigation in trial and appellate courts. She also counsels clients on compliance with consumer protection and advertising laws.
Hon. Bruce E. Heller currently serves as a neutral for Judicial Dispute Resolution LLC (JdR). Judge Heller was appointed to the King County Superior Court by Governor Chris Gregoire in 2007 and served for almost a decade. While on the bench, he was known for his expertise in handling complex civil matters.
Robert M. Howie is a partner at Fox Rothschild LLP. He advises regional and national companies on compliance with employment laws at every level, internal policy issues, and delivers memorable training programs for employers and business leaders. He presents training classes for managers.
Munia Jabbar is an attorney at Frank Freed Subit & Thomas LLP. She helps clients resolve legal conflicts with social, cultural, and interpersonal dynamics of complex workplace situations. She previously worked in Washington, D.C. specializing in civil rights advocacy for racial and religious minorities.
Shirley S. Lou-Magnuson is an attorney at Lane Powell PC. She is an experienced litigator who dedicates her practice to defending public and private entities from civil and regulatory liability. She regularly represents municipalities, other public entities, corporations, financial institutions and school districts.
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. He advises both employers and employees with an emphasis on high-level employee transitions, trade secret litigation, and securities arbitration.
Steven R. Peltin is a Principal in the Seattle office of Foster Garvey. He is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment & Immigration Group. He has more than 35 years of experience counseling and defending employers in connection with local, state and federal employment and labor laws.
Kevin Demone Rainge serves as in-house counsel for Multicare Health Systems.
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 also represents unions in labor matters. He has authored many articles on employment issues for national and regional legal publications.
Garrett J. Williams is an attorney at Paine Hamblen LLP. He defends and counsels businesses, nonprofits, and public institutions in the areas of labor and employment law. He represents employers in wrongful termination, discrimination, wage and hour disputes, collective bargaining, and class actions.