Ryan Swanson's Annual Employment Law Seminar

For nearly three decades, the attorneys at Ryan Swanson have been keeping clients, business partners and friends up to date on recent developments in employment law.  On September 26 our attorneys discussed a wide range of employment law trends and provided practical solutions to help business owners and human resources professionals navigate workplace challenges.

Presentation slides are linked below.


Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Grand Hyatt Seattle
Seattle, Washington


  • 12:30pm – 1:00pm:  “Staffing Your Business in a Competitive Labor Market,” Keynote Speaker – Flip Morse, Nintendo of America Inc., Senior Vice President, Corporate Resources
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm: Program
    • Cyber and Tech Policies for Employees – Teru Olsen
      [slides]  [webinar recording]
      Policies regarding remote access, mobile phones, and personal tech not only protect your company against potential disclosure of confidential information, they can make your workplace more efficient by getting IT, IS and HR on the same page. Learn about how to make these policies work for you, and the employment law reasons why they are important.
    • Taking Leave: Paid Sick and Safe Leave Throughout Washington State – Rick Lentini & Hana Kern
      [slides]  [webinar recording]
      Beginning January 1, 2018 Washington state employers will be required to provide employees with paid sick leave. Are you in compliance? Learn what you need to know about our state’s Sick and Safe Leave requirements.
    • Unraveling Independent Contractor Law: A Guide for Washington Employers – Britenae Pierce
      [slides]  [webinar recording]
      It is a common mistake for employers to misclassify individuals as independent contractors instead of employees. Today employers face increasing scrutiny of such misclassification along with potentially significant financial consequences. This presentation will guide employers through the various laws to help them avoid misclassification.
    • U.S. Immigration Under the Current Administration – Marsha Mavunkel
      [slides]  [webinar recording]
      There has been a whirlwind of immigration activity since the Trump Administration took office on January 20, 2017. This presentation will recap what you need to know about the travel ban, extreme vetting of visa applicants by the consulates and at airports, and the increase in enforcement visits at employer sites for I-9’s, H-1B, and L-1 visas.
    • Healthcare Reform – What is Happening? – Kristin Nealey Meier
      [slides]  [webinar recording]
      For the last several years Kristin has been addressing healthcare in the U.S. and its impact on businesses. She will again give an update on the current state of reform and provide tips for businesses looking to navigate the complexities of the state and federal laws.
    • Navigating Medical Leave and Disability Accommodation – Shannon Lawless
      [slides]  [webinar recording]
      What are an employer’s legal obligations when an employee has a health issue? This session explores how employers can respond to employee health issues in a way that meets their business needs and also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and their Washington State counterparts.
    • Recent Developments in Federal & State Law – Gulliver Swenson
      [slides]  [webinar recording]
      In the past year, there have been a number of developments in federal and Washington state law through legislation and the court system. This presentation will discuss some of these changes and how they may impact your business.


If you have questions about the seminar, please contact Sara Kadletz, kadletz@ryanlaw.com.

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