Employment Law Update 2021
David C. Bratz and Carey M.E. Gephart
Washington employment law update covering new laws and proposed changes affecting employers in Washington state. This discussion will include COVID-19 related laws, proclamations, and executive orders affecting businesses (i.e. mandatory vaccine policies, vaccination verification, masking, leave acts, workers’ compensation and unemployment). The 2021 WA Health Emergency Labor Standards Act and Workplace Safety Laws will also be discussed. Developments and news related to harassment, discrimination, wage and hour issues, remote work, and more will also be discussed.
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.
This session will help expand knowledge and awareness of emerging employment law issues affecting Washington employers in 2021.
About the Speakers
David C. 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 presents at CLEs as well.
Carey M.E. Gephart
Director at LeGros Buchanan & Paul
Carey has been with LeGros Buchanan & Paul since 2006. She represents both maritime and non-maritime employers in all aspects of employment disputes including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, accommodation, retaliation and other related claims in state and federal courts, and federal and state agencies (including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Washington Human Rights Commission, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights and the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights). Carey’s practice also includes counseling and advising clients on personnel policies and practice, and in-house training and consultation on a variety of labor and employment related issues including anti-harassment and discrimination.
Mark your calendars for Thursday, 09/09/2021 from 11:30am to 1:00pm for this presentation.
Zoom webinar details will be emailed separately after registration and prior to the event.
11:30am- Webcast Opens
11:40am- Announcements and Networking