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Seattle, WA 98101-3034

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Ryan Swanson's 32nd Annual Employment Law Virtual Seminar

Our virtual “lunch & learn” seminar series was held the week of Monday, September 28, 2020. 

Our lawyers were online from Noon to 12:30pm during the week of September 28, 2020, and discussed employment law trends and provided practical solutions to help employers address workplace challenges in our “new normal” and beyond. These complimentary, information-packed virtual sessions helped HR professionals and business owners stay up-to-date on how to keep their workplace compliant during/after the pandemic while reviewing 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 discussed the potential issues that will arise as a result of the radical changes that occurred due to the pandemic. She provided 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

    Hana Kern discussed when and how an employer must provide workplace accommodation.  She reviewed the requirements of, and commonly-asked questions about, the interactive process, and she addressed 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 gave employers the legal information and practical tools they needed 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 prepared employers for a wide variety of circumstances when facing employee terminations, and offered guidance on how 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? Shannon caught you up.
  • Panel Presentation: Employment Law Updates & FAQs – Presented by Hana Kern, Shannon Lawless, Kristin Nealey Meier, and Britenae Pierce
    Friday, October 2, 2020
    All the speakers came together to answer frequently asked questions and provided 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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