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    2019 Employment Law Update 1/2 Day Workshop

    Date: November 13, 2019, 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 Workshop

    Wage and Hour Law in the Modern Era

    • Significant Federal and State Developments
    • New Salary and Duty Testing
    • Colorful Flowcharts and Mind-Numbing Hypotheticals

    Employee Complaints: Five Essential Steps to Protect the Company and Maintain Inner Harmony

    • LNI’s New Investigation Benchmarks
    • Insider’s Guide to Lawsuits/Administrative Claims

    Legislative Update and a Peer into the Future.

    • Significant Court Cases on Discrimination
    • Meaningful Legislative and NLRB Developments
    • What is on the Horizon

    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 at Duke University before attending Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. 

    Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program: Getting Employers Ready for 2019

    Washington will be the 5th state to offer paid family and medical leave benefits starting in 2020, but employers have action to take in 2019. Learn how your business can implement this mandatory program and prepare for employees using Paid Family and Medical Leave starting in 2020.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the employee benefits of WA’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Program
    • Learn the employer requirements of the program
    • Learn program updates as we prepare to launch benefits in January 2020.

    Presented by: Matt LaPalm

    Matt LaPalm is a communications and outreach specialist in the Paid Family and Medical Leave team at the Employment Security Department. With a background in small and medium sized businesses, he knows how challenging implementing a new state program can be. Matt has presented about Paid Family and Medical Leave at more than 100 events in the last year and can help your business prepare for benefits to begin in 2020.

    Curiosity led Matt to an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Montana before finding a career in marketing and analytics. Matt grew up in Olympia but spent the last 18 years in Montana before returning to the greatest state in the union.

    Program Details:

    • 7:30 - 8:00am - Registration and Light Continental Breakfast
    • 8:00 - 10:30am - Employment Law Update
    • 10:30 - 12:00pm - Paid Family and Medical Leave update
    • 12:00pm - 12:30 - Q&A and Lunch
    • *SHRM Foundation Raffle will take place during breaks and during lunch

    This Event is Generously Sponored By Rice Insurance

    Established in 1946, Rice Insurance is an independently owned insurance brokerage specializing in business insurance, personal insurance, and employee benefits. Rice’s theory to insurance was developed to take a more proactive approach to the insurance industry as it pertains to matching clients with insurance carriers. Rice’s unique method is to utilize innovation and information technology in the insurance industry. 

    Please register by 5:00pm, November 11th

    Register Here

    We will be holding our annual SHRM Foundation Raffle at this 1/2 Day Workshop.   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 light continental breakfast and will be providing a "build your own" sandwich bar lunch.  This is included in the workshop price below.

    Prices (via Pre-Registration/Pre-Pay):  
    $69 per member
    $89 per non-member

    At-the-Door Prices (Day of event):
    $75 per member
    $95 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 3.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    *This program is pending approval for 3.5 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.