Helen McFarland of Cozen O'Connor, will be presenting an overview of the 2018 Employment Law Changes. She will focus on the City of Seattle, Washington State, and Federal updates that you need to know. This will be the most current information with foresight into what’s expected to change in the upcoming year.
Helen focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling for a broad range of California, Oregon, and Washington employers, professionals, insurers, and businesses. She advises clients on the entire gamut of employment issues, including hiring and firing employees, avoiding harassment and discrimination claims, responding to leave requests, accommodating disabilities or claimed disabilities, ensuring wage and hour compliance, handling grievances and investigations, and drafting employee handbooks, agreements, and other employment policies. Helen also trains supervisors and other Human Resources professionals in best practices.
In addition to counseling, Helen has more than 16 years of experience litigating cases in state and federal courts, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies. She deftly handles all aspects of litigation from initial witness interviews through discovery, dispositive motions, mediations, and trial. She also assists employers in responding to complaints brought before the EEOC and the DFEH.
CLM® Application Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.
CLM® Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)
Lunch will be provided by Business Partner - The Catering Company!