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    Employment Law Update 1/2 Day Workshop

    Date: November 8, 2017, 7:30am – 12:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
    $69 for members and $89 for non-members
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    Employment Law Update: Surviving 2018

    • Definitive Guide on the Latest Wage and Hour, Fixed Schedule, and Ban the Box Developments with Colorful Illustrations. The regulatory landscape of employment law is constantly evolving and we will swiftly get you up to date on the latest changes at the state and federal level and prepare for future changes.                       
    • Comprehending Paid and Unpaid Leaves without Sedatives. Confidently navigate the intersections of FMLA, the ADA and state workers' compensation laws and everything in between. We will also discuss Washington’s new paid sick leave law (PTO v. separate vacation and sick: the definitive guide) and touch on the state’s upcoming paid family leave program scheduled for January 1, 2019.
    • The Top Six Wage and Hour Mistakes without Mentioning Names. Avoid inadvertent wage and hour violations by properly classifying exempt and non-exempt employees and the latest on the regulations and court wranglings.  

    Presented by Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka

    Jeffrey P. Fairchild joined Adelstein, Sharpe & Serka in 1993 following three years at Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle.  Jeff routinely consults with business clients on the entire range of personnel issues including policy drafting, best employment practices, terminations, reorganizations, union negotiations, noncompetition and trade secrets issues.  Jeff has also successfully represented employers in litigation against claims of discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and unfair labor practices.  Jeff studied primate behavior at Duke University before attending Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.  Jeff spent his formative years entertaining children as a large dancing mouse.  

    Program Details:

    • Registration from 7:30am - 8:00am
    • Workshop from 8:00am - 12:10pm
    • Q&A and Lunch from 12:10pm - 12:30pm 
    • SHRM Foundation Raffle will take place during breaks and during lunch

    Please register by 5:00pm, November 6th

    Register Here

    We will be holding our annual SHRM Foundation Raffle at this 1/2 Day Workshop.  Please click here to learn more about the raffle.  Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the time of check in for the 1/2 day workshop and will be $1 per ticket or 12 tickets for $10.

    We will be serving a small breakfast and will be providing a box lunch.  This is included in the workshop price below.

    $69 per member
    $89 per non-member

    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 4 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    *This program is pending approval for 4 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

    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.