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    2014 in Review: A Legal Update

    Date: January 15, 2015, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    CenterPoint Conference Park
    Conference Center/Commons Building
    (Adjacent to Alki Bakery)
    20809 72nd Ave S
    Kent, WA 98032
    Early Registration: SKCHRA Chapter Members are $27.00, Non-SKCHRA Chapter Members are $32.00 and Students are $17.00 (Meal Deal Card Holders save 10%)
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    2014 brought significant legal changes that will require HR professionals to demonstrate the courage and agility to change old ways of doing things to stay compliant with an ever-changing legal landscape that often feels slated against employers. Littler Mendelson attorneys Deidra Nguyen and Pam Salgado will review the significant employment law trends and developments of 2014 and will provide practical, concrete guidance for how savvy HR professionals can respond to recent changes and anticipate the changes that might lie ahead.

    Topics will include new OFCCP regulations, arbitration agreements, release and severance agreements, discrimination, wage and hour, the Washington Family Care Act, and much much more!

    Participants will learn tips and suggestions for how to modify policies and practices to align with recent employment law developments.  The presentation will explore new cases, laws, regulations, policies and the like from 2014 in practical and easy to understand terms with an emphasis on the takeaways that HR professions need to know. The presentation will provide concrete suggestions for how HR functions should be modified to adapt to the legal changes discussed.

    HR (General) Credit


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    Deidra Nguyen advises employers of all types and sizes regarding various employment and personnel issues and claims, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, wage and overtime, unemployment, discrimination and harassment, and disability and accommodation. She helps clients stay current and compliant with an ever-changing legal landscape by training supervisors and employees and drafting and revising employee handbooks, policies, and employment agreements. As part of her employment litigation work, Deidra has represented clients in matters under investigation by the United States Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Washington State Human Rights Commission, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries, and various other state and federal employment agencies.

    Deidra is a graduate of the 2011 Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber Leadership Program. Before going into private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Robert J. Bryan and the Honorable Benjamin H. Settle of the United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Tacoma.

    Pam Salgado provides advice, counseling and litigation services to employers and high-level executives. She counsels employers with regard to employment-related laws and issues, including federal and state leave laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII,

    Washington State Law Against Discrimination, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act. She also assists clients in handbook reviews, training, leave requests, accommodation issues, investigations, coaching and discipline, severance negotiations, reductions-in-force, and terminations. She regularly defends employers in employment-related litigation and governmental proceedings, including claims for hostile work environment, discrimination, wage and hour, disability, failure to accommodate, retaliation, and wrongful discharge. She also has substantial experience prosecuting and defending trade secret and unfair competition claims.