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Annual Employment Law Update

  • 12 Sep 2024
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Skagit Station Community Room, 105 E Kincaid St, Mt Vernon, WA



Annual Employment Law Update
by Carey M.E. Gephart, Managing Director & James Dunlap, Associate 
LeGros Buchanan & Paul
hursday, September 12; 
Skagit Station Community Room,
105 E Kincaid St, Mt Vernon, WA 

Join SIHRMA for our annual Washington employment law update covering new laws and proposed changes affecting employers in Washington state. This discussion will include, but is not limited to, changes to Washington’s Non-Compete Laws and federal developments, Pre-Employment Drug Testing laws (Cannabis), Independent Contractor Classification under the FLSA, Wage and Hour issues, arbitration and arbitrability of claims, taxation issues in employment claim settlements, and recent determinations, settlement and/or awards in employment discrimination/retaliation claims This session will help you be aware of coming changes and emerging

This session will help employers become aware of coming changes and emerging trends to better address workplace issues, avoid problems, and better ensure legal compliance. Attendees will learn about:

  1. Non-Compete Laws
  2. Pre-Employment Drug Testing
  3. Independant Contractor Classification
  4. Wage and Hour Issues
  5. Taxation issues
  6. Arbitration and Arbitrability of Claims
  7. And more!

    About the Speakers

    Carey M.E. Gephart, Managing Director at LeGros Buchanan & Paul 
    Carey has been with LeGros Buchanan & Paul since 2006 and currently serves as the Firm’s Managing Director. 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.

    James Dunlap, Associate at LeGros Buchanan & Paul
    James is an associate with LeGros Buchanan and Paul. He represents maritime and non-maritime employers in both state and federal courts, and in regard to both personal injury and employment claims. Prior to joining LeGros, James has worked in maritime insurance, assisted a major transportation company’s in-house counsel, and handled Dunlap Towing Company’s regulatory affairs and drafted the company’s internal policies. While at Dunlap Towing Company, the US Coast Guard instituted new regulatory requirements that included a robust anti-harassment policy which James helped institute at the towing company.

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