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Ryan Swanson's 32nd Annual Employment Law Virtual Seminar

Join us for a virtual “lunch & learn” seminar series from 12:00-12:30pm daily beginning Monday, September 28, 2020. 

Our lawyers will be online from Noon to 12:30pm during the week of September 28, 2020, and we will be discussing employment law trends and providing practical solutions to help employers address workplace challenges in our “new normal” and beyond. Grab lunch and join us for a variety of information-packed virtual sessions that will keep you up-to-date on how your workplace can stay compliant during/after the pandemic, plus a review of other changing laws on the local, state and federal level.

  • Your future with and after COVID-19: What to do now and what to expect – Presented by Kristin Nealey Meier
    Monday, September 28th, 2020
    Kristin will discuss the potential issues that will arise as a result of the radical changes that occurred due to the pandemic. She will provide some issues you should expect and be prepared for, including OSHA complaints, remote working, layoffs, rehiring, and more.
  • Workplace Accommodation and the Interactive Process through the Lens of COVID – Presented by Hana Kern
    Tuesday, September 29th, 2020

    On Tuesday, Hana Kern will discuss when and how an employer must provide workplace accommodation.  She will review the requirements of, and commonly-asked questions about, the interactive process, and she will address how COVID- related issues affect the employer’s obligations.
  • Employee Termination Best Practices (During COVID and Beyond) – Presented by Britenae Pierce
    Wednesday, September 30th, 2020
    Britenae will give employers the legal information and practical tools they need to know about terminating employees, with a special emphasis on terminations during COVID-19. From preparing for terminations, handling the termination itself, and post-termination considerations, this presentation will prepare employers to handle a wide variety of circumstances when facing employee terminations, and to handle them with confidence.
  • Top Three New Employment Laws You Missed During the Pandemic – Presented by Shannon Lawless
    Thursday, October 1, 2020
    Washington has experienced three major employment law developments in 2020 unrelated to COVID: (1) our new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act became fully effective, (2) a new law severely restricts non-competition agreements, and (3) the salary basis for the “white collar” (executive, administrative, and professional) exemptions increased significantly at the federal and state levels. Missed these changes due to the pandemic? We’ll catch you up.
  • Panel Presentation: Employment Law Updates & FAQs – Presented by Susan Fox, Hana Kern, Shannon Lawless, Kristin Nealey Meier, and Britenae Pierce
    Friday, October 2, 2020
    On Friday, all the speakers will come together to answer frequently asked questions and provide employment law case updates.



If you have questions or would like to be added to our mailing list for future events, please contact Jason Miller, [email protected].

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