We have many years of experience successfully trying cases in state and federal court and before the  agencies such as the EEOC, the Dept. Of Labor, the Dept. of Labor & Industries,  and the Washington Human Rights Commission.

In addition to our litigation experience,  we have helped countless employers take proactive steps to reduce the risk of litigation and to comply with the increasingly complex maze of labor and employment laws.

Working smart is not enough. We want to be better than our competition and, when you are sued, better than your opponent. To do that, we have to work harder than they do.

Here are some of many laws we have worked with

Law Against Discrimination
Minimum Wage Act
Prevailing Wage Act
Family Leave Act
Family Care Act
Pregnancy Disability Regulations
Domestic Violence Leave Act
Paid Sick Leave Law
Industrial Insurance Act
Industrial Safety and Health Act
Unemployment Act
Trade Secrets Act

Family and Medical Leave Act
Americans with Disabilities Act
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Rehabilitation Act
Davis-Bacon Act
National Labor Relations Act
Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act
Fair Labor Standards Act
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act
Employee Polygraph Protection Act
Employee Retirement Income Security Act
Equal Pay Act
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Defend Trade Secrets Act

Seattle’s Paid Safe and Sick Time Ordinance
Tacoma’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Here are some examples of the non-statutory claims we have defended:

Wrongful discharge in violation of public policy
Negligent hiring, retention, or supervision
Intentional infliction of emotional distress or outrage
Breach of employment contract
Breach of an employee handbook
Breach of confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements
Defamation, including libel or slander

We also work hard to help employer comply with the law and address day-to-day employment issues such as:

Drafting executive and other employment contracts
Preparing effective policies and employee handbooks
Addressing workplace violence issues
Addressing disability and religious accommodation issues
Adopting union-avoidance strategies
Conducting workplace investigations
Complying with leave laws while minimizing absenteeism
Training management and staff on harassment
Preventing departing employees from stealing trade secrets