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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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  • May 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm


    This program will be submitted for SHRM and HRCI credits.

  • June 12, 2019 - 7:15am to 9:00am
    CenterPoint Conference Park Conference Center/Commons Building (Adjacent to Alki Bakery) 20809 72nd Ave S Kent, WA 98032 Breakfast, 7:15pm (presentation 8:00am-9:00am)

    Civility in the Workplace

    An ancient curse: “May you live in interesting times.” It seems as though we are living through interesting times, where we are at a crisis point with a lack of civility in the workplace. Incivility often leads to bullying and/or harassment behaviors...

  • June 23, 2019 to June 26, 2019
    Conference Venue Las Vegas Convention Center 3150 Paradise Rd Las Vegas, NV 89109

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  • 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
  • DOL opinion letter says no, but an appellate court ruled otherwise By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP Once an employer knows that a leave of absence qualifies under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), it must designate it as such, even if the employee wants to first exhaust paid-time-off benefits...
    April 18, 2019
  •   By Allen Smith, J.D.  The Department of Labor has proposed an increase in the salary-level threshold for white-collar exemptions to $35,308 per year from $23,660. If finalized, the new overtime rule would result in the reclassification by employers of more than a million currently exempt...
    March 21, 2019
  • There are key elements to a proper ‘I’m sorry,’ communication experts say By Dana Wilkie At the monthly meeting you host as a manager, you publicly congratulate Angela, Dave and Saima on the award-winning project they completed, then hand them spot bonuses. Trouble is, you forgot about...
    March 21, 2019

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