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    Red Flags: How to Avoid Labor Relations Problems in the Workplace (Both in Union and Non-Union Settings)

    Date: September 14, 2016, 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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    Red Flags: How to Avoid Labor Relations Problems in the Workplace (Both in Union and Non-Union Settings)

    In today’s world and under the current labor relations trends, all employers are potentially subject to unfair labor practices regardless of whether the employer is unionized or not. The presentation will provide an overview of best practices to avoid those labor relations problems and if necessary to defend against them.

    About the Presenter:

    Kimberly K. Geariety, Attorney-Mediator 

    Kimberly has over thirty years of experience of human resources and labor relations work.  She works with both private and public sector, union and non-union employers of all sizes. She uses her legal knowledge and skills developed as an attorney and prior work experience as a Human Resources and Labor Relations Manager to train employees, managers, and executives on employment law and HR best practices to create a legally compliant and courteous workplace. 

    She is fluent in workplace laws and regulations affecting union and non-union businesses in both the private and public sectors. Kimberly synthesizes complex legal regulations and requirements into conversational, understandable and practical terms, giving supervisors, managers, and employees the tools they need to comply with the various laws affecting the workplace.   Kimberly regularly consults with and advises employers about a variety of Employment and Labor Law matters and Human Resources best practices.  In addition to the consultation, Kimberly conducts workplace investigations,  serves as chief spokesperson in labor negotiations, and prepares end of employment documents.

    Generously Sponsored by:  Scott Caldwell of Waddell & Reed

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    Please register by 5:00pm, September 12th

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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 offer the option to pre-pay, using Eventbrite.  You will not be charged anything additional to pre-pay using your credit card - just click on the link on the registration confirmation page (after you register) and you will go to the payment pay on Eventbrite.

    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.

            *Mt. Baker SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is pending approval for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    *This program is pending approval for 1 General HRCI credit

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification 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.