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Davis Grimm Payne & Marra Has Moved Offices

The Firm is pleased to announce that it has moved its office to a new floor in the Columbia Tower.  Effective September 9, 2019, the Firm’s new address is: 701 5th Ave. Suite 4850 Seattle, WA 98104-7094   The Firm’s phone number and fax number will remain the same.  Individual direct phone numbers and email addresses will also remain the same. If you have any questions concerning the Firm’s move, please call at (206) 447-0182.

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2019 Employment Law Update – Seminar April 30, 2019

The April 10, 2019 registration deadline for Davis Grimm Payne & Marra’s 2019 Employment Law Update is less than 3 weeks away.  Don’t miss out on your opportunity to learn and ask questions about recent changes to employment laws from Davis Grimm Payne & Marra attorneys: Selena Smith on “Anti-Harassment Training in the #MeToo Era” Josh Brittingham on the “Latest Changes to Paid Sick and Family Leave Laws” Brian Lundgren on “Staying Out of Court: Mandatory Arbitration Agreements” Cost for … Continue reading

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Washington Paid Family Leave Is Coming in 2019: Employers Need to Start Preparing

Under Washington’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) law, eligible employees will be entitled to paid leave up to 12 weeks for their own serious health condition (medical leave) or for family care (family leave), up to 16 weeks combined family and medical leave, and up to 2 additional weeks for certain pregnancy complications. Employers must begin remitting premiums and submitting quarterly reports for PFML starting on January 1, 2019. Starting January 1, 2020, employees may begin taking PFML … Continue reading

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ADA Reasonable Accommodations Seminar – Best Practices for Employers to Avoid Liability
May 5, 2016 · 10:00-11:30 a.m. · Columbia Center, Seattle

Employment law can be complicated, especially regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). To help employers minimize their risk of liability, labor and employment law attorney Selena Smith is partnering with the Association of Washington Business to host a seminar on May 5.  Selena Smith will discuss employers’ legal obligations and rights, as well as best practices for addressing employees’ disabilities. Attendees will learn: Legal Obligations Regarding Reasonable Accommodations Effective Strategies for … Continue reading

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Training for Human Resource Specialists and Managers

Selena Smith of Davis Grimm Payne & Marra is pleased to present a seminar on behalf of the Association of Washington Business.  The seminar focuses on how workplace policies can limit employer liability.  The presentation is scheduled for: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10:00-11:30 a.m., Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Avenue, 40th Floor Conference Room, Seattle, WA Workplace policies are an important tool for any manager or human resources professional overseeing employee performance, incentive, and discipline.  Effective company policies can help … Continue reading

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