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Welcome to the South King County SHRM

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Washington State SHRM, and the Northwest HR Management Association (NHRMA). Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Project Overview

When Work Works is a nationwide initiative to bring research on workplace effectiveness and flexibility into community and business practice. It is a project of Families and Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. to learn more!

South King County SHRM Chapter Partners

The South King County SHRM partners that make our programs possible! 

Alliance 2020 is a background screening firm based in Renton, WA. Our services include but are not limited to:

Employment Screening, Drug Testing/ Breath Alcohol Testing, Electronic I-9 Solutions, Tenant Screening, Mortgage Credit Services, and more!

For more information contact our partner Gavin Bray at 425.264.1019, 800.289.8065, or

What Every Employer Should Know

Fisher & Phillips LLP is a national law firm committed to providing practical business solutions for employers’ workplace legal problems. Labor and employment law is all the firm does, offering deep and broad knowledge and experience in the area of the law the attorneys know best. Fisher & Phillips attorneys help clients avoid legal problems, are dedicated to providing exceptional client service, and are there when you need them. Founded in 1943, the firm has 330 attorneys in 31 offices, including Seattle. Learn more at

For further information, please contact our partner Catharine Morissetat or 206.693.5076.

Labor & Employment Law

New Era is locally owned and managed.  We are a specialty HR consulting company that is ready to help you manage the “people-side” of your business. 

For more information about our services please visit our website or contact Chance Brimhall at or 253.887.0746.

Human Resource Solutions

Sponsorship Opportunity

Connecting your business to potential new business.

TRUEbenefits provides practical, forward-looking and cost-effective employee benefit consulting services for leading Northwest employers.

For more information about our services please visit our website  or contact Grant McDonald at 206.267.4003 or

Please view our Chapter Partnership Guide for more details.

You can get additional information about the YesVets program by clicking on the following link: ||​ 

Upcoming Events

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  • November 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    CenterPoint Conference Park Conference Center/Commons Building (Adjacent to Alki Bakery) 20809 72nd Ave S Kent, WA 98032


    This program will be submitted for SHRM and HRCI credits.

  • December 18, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


    This program will be submitted for SHRM and HRCI credits.

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  •   Comment period recently ended for DOL’s proposed changes to the regular rate of pay Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP  Employers may feel more comfortable offering certain employee perks and rewards if proposed changes to a federal wage and hour law are finalized, according to...
    June 23, 2019
  • By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP When employees exhaust their leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), they may want to return to work or take additional leave. Here are some tips to help employers manage the return-to-work process and decide if providing more leave is appropriate....
    May 22, 2019
  • By Roy Maurer About 575,000 employers have received employer correction request notices, also known as "no-match letters," since March, alerting them about discrepancies between a worker's Social Security number and government records.  The Social Security Administration (SSA) has...
    May 22, 2019
  • After seven-year hiatus, Social Security Administration is again notifying employers when W-2 records don’t match employee Social Security numbers By Allen Smith, J.D. For the first time in seven years, employers are receiving Social Security number (SSN) no-match letters from the Social Security...
    April 25, 2019
  • By Roy Maurer  Second-chance hiring—recruiting and hiring people with criminal backgrounds and eliminating obstacles to those efforts—is building momentum among policymakers, say business community leaders and worker advocates. Genevieve Martin, executive director of Dave's Killer...
    April 25, 2019

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