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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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