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Employment Law Update

  • 12 Sep 2019
  • 7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Skagit Transit Community Room, 105 E Kincaid, Mount Vernon, WA 98273


  • Early registration for students and displaced workers. Early registration ends 5:00 PM on the Monday prior to the meeting.
  • Early registration for those without a SHRM membership. Early registration ends 5:00 PM on the Monday prior to the meeting.
  • Early registration for those with a SHRM membership. Early registration ends 5:00 PM on the Monday prior to the meeting.
  • Registration for breakfast meeting

Presentation Overview:

Washington law update covering new laws and proposed changes related to Paid Family Leave, overtime exemption, worker harassment, salary history inquiries, non-compete agreements, non-disclosure agreements, diversity and equity for public employers, data breach notification, arbitration agreements. We will discuss recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting LGBTQ protection and class arbitration agreements.  Trends and news related to unlawful harassment, #Me Too, independent contractor definition, the Trump NLRB, 2018 EEOC Charge Data, social media and more!

This session will help you be aware of coming changes and emerging trends to better address workplace issues, avoid problems, and better ensure legal compliance.

About the Speakers:

David Bratz, Managing Director at LeGros Buchanan & Paul

David has been with LeGros Buchanan & Paul since 1991 and currently serves as the Firm's managing director. He represents maritime and non-maritime employers in employment disputes in state and federal courts and in various administrative agencies, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Washington Human Rights Commission. David regularly consults with employers in risk management and employment practices, and frequently conducts anti-harassment and human resources training for management and supervisory personnel of the Firm's employer clients. David has been named a Washington Super Lawyer for several years. He frequently speaks to employer and maritime groups on risk management and employment law issues, and at CLEs as well.

Reid Meyers, Of Counsel, LeGros Buchanana & Paul

Reid represents employers in all aspects of employment and labor relations matters including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, accommodation, retaliation, and other related claims, and has represented terminated executives in their severance transactions on a national basis. Based in our Anacortes office and active in the Anacortes and Skagit County communities, Reid has represented clients in union avoidance programs, NLRB election campaigns, NLRB actions, labor negotiations, EEOC charges and day-to-day human resource matters. In 1987, Reid was recruited to be the first employment lawyer and corporate litigator for United Services Automobile Association (USAA) in San Antonio, Texas. Reid was responsible for and provided counsel for all employment and labor relations matters, and represented USAA entities in all non-claims litigation matters world-wide. In 2006 and 2009, Reid was chosen by Texas Monthly Magazine as a Texas Super Lawyer. He also acts as mediator to resolve litigation disputes, and obtained a Mediator Certification from the University of Texas, School of Law in 2005.

Kathy Fletcher, Of Counsel, LeGros Buchanan & Paul

Kathy represents employers in all aspects of employment litigation including wrongful termination, discrimination, unlawful harassment, accommodation, retaliation, breach of contract, and other related claims in the federal and state courts, at arbitration, mediation, and before administrative agencies. She also advises clients on personnel policies and practices and provides in-house training on a variety of labor and employment related issues including anti-harassment and discrimination, conducts HR and legal compliance audits, and speaks to employer groups on employment law issues. She has successfully defended cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Washington Court of Appeals. Kathy is an active SHRM member.

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Price (includes breakfast):

Early Registration for SIHRMA Member: $18

Early Registration Non-Member: $21

Student & Displaced Worker: $10

Early registration ends the Monday prior to the event at 5:00 pm.

Regular Registration and Walk In: $25

Refund Policy:

We will gladly issue refunds for event registrations that are canceled before the early registration deadline. We need to make venue arrangements and order meals in advance and are unable to refund registration fees after the deadline. Substitutions are always welcome. Please have your substitute inform the registration desk that they are attending in your place.

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