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    WA State Paid Safe and Sick Leave Update

    Date: August 9, 2017, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    For the first time, beginning January 1, 2018, all Washington employers will be required to provide every employee with mandated paid sick and safe leave. This is thanks to Initiative 1433’s paid leave provisions, which are in some respects more generous than the mandates of Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane, so even employers in municipalities with current leave laws need to consider whether their policies will still be compliant.

    Make sure you are one step ahead of these changes by learning about:

    • The definitions of “family member” and other terms under I-1433
    • Key concepts of accrual, usage, and covered leave
    • The effect of I-1433 on local paid leave laws
    • Updates on the draft proposed enforcement language for I-1433

    Presented by: Lindsay Sauerlender​, HR Services Partner at ConnectHR​

    As HR Services Partner at ConnectHR, Lindsay works with businesses leaders in the Washington State Puget Sound area to help them meet the unique HR needs of their organizations. With a background in Human Resource Management, she has experience designing and implementing effective solutions for the many challenges companies face when trying to maximize their workforce. Lindsay has advised executives on a broad spectrum of human resource demands, including policy and compliance, change management, employee relations, benefits, and HR software. She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington. 

    This program is generously sponsored by Albers & Company and ConnectHR.

    Please click here for more information about our sponsor.

    2017 School Supply Drive -  Team up with the Mt Baker Chapter of SHRM to donate to the Opportunity Council's annual School Supply Drive. Help ensure our local students are equipped to learn!  Join us in helping them get the supplies they need to succeed! We are asking for your help in supporting the Opportunity Council's Back To School Supply Drive by donating new school supplies at our August 9th lunch program.

    Please register by 5:00pm, August 7th

    Register Here


    • 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.

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    *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.