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    Be An HR Hero - Protecting Your Company Against Retaliation And Wrongful Act Claims

    Date: February 11, 2015, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    Event Type:
    Chapter Luncheon/Speaker/Meeting
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    Please join us for an educational meeting where the presenter Ed Rhone will be taking us through a recent retaliation case and how to protect your company through the Employment Practices Liability Policy. You may access this presentation at

    About Ed Rhone:

    As Manager of Parker, Smith & Feek’s Claims Department, Ed’s overall responsibility is to see that clients’ claims reporting and processing activities are conducted expediently and that final resolutions are fair and reasonable.  He takes an advocacy position on behalf of our clients and facilitates negotiations between all parties to a claim: insurance company adjusters, attorneys, and claimants.  Ed has helped clients in a broad range of industries including Construction, Food Processing, Hospitality, Technology and Healthcare.

    Ed has over 30 years of claims experience and joined Parker Smith & Feek, Inc in 2001.  He is a Vice President and Principal of the firm.  Ed holds the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Associate in Claims (AIC) professional designations.




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    About Parker, Smith & Feek

    Parker, Smith & Feek is a nationally recognized, privately held brokerage firm driven by client service. We offer a full range of services, including Commercial Insurance, Employee Benefits, Risk Management, Surety, and Personal Insurance. Annually, we manage over $400 million in premium and rank in the top 100 largest risk management and insurance brokerage firms in the United States. We work with over 300 insurance companies around the world, and have earned a reputation as a broker that creates effective partnerships between clients and their insurers.

    From a single proprietorship founded in 1937, our firm has grown to be a leader in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Our 24 principals and 190 employees are committed to providing our clients with a customized brokerage experience that:

    • Develops relevant and innovative solutions for your risk management needs;

    • Executes the day-to-day details of your risk and insurance programs efficiently;

    • Identifies ways to lower your overall cost of risk.

    Parker, Smith & Feek has received national acclaim as one of the Top Five US Retail Brokers by Business Insurance magazine ($25-50M revenue), Agency of the Year by Rough Notes and National Underwriter magazines and Elite Independent Agency by Business Insurance America magazine. Our employees are recruited for their deep insurance knowledge and dedication to customers. Parker, Smith & Feek offers a special level of one-to-one service, world class resources, and most importantly local decision making on all aspects of business.

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    • Member Lunch & Program: $20.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program: $25.00
    • Program Only: $12.00
    • Student Lunch & Program: $12.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We are now offering the option of pre-payment for events, using Eventbrite. Once you register, you will be given the option to click on a link to pay immediately. Eventbrite charges a small "convenience fee" for this service.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

    *This program is approved for 1 HRCI  general credit.


           *This program is pending approval for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP credit.


    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

    The legal information provided by speakers at our monthly meetings is a service to our members, their guests and other attendees. It is intended to be a source of general information, not opinion or legal advice on any specific situation and does not create an attorney-client relationship with any individual. If you would like more information about any of the legal topics, you are urged to consult with an attorney who is experienced in the particular area of interest. If you need assistance with human resource or labor relations functions, we may be able to refer you to an experienced consultant.