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    2015 in Review: A Legal Update

    Date: January 21, 2016, 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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    2015 has been a year of change for legislators, judges, and the National Labor Relations Board. From pregnancy and religious accommodation to a potential overhaul of federal wage and hour rules, 2015 brought significant changes to the employment law landscape. Littler Mendelson employment law attorneys Pam Salgado and Deidra Nguyen will help you relive the good, the bad, and the ugly of 2015 and provide practical solutions and guidance for how those legal innovations will impact your HR strategy in 2016 and beyond. Topics will include revisions to the federal rules governing white collar exemptions, independent contractor classification, EEOC and NLRB developments, as well as some legislative near-misses and much much more!

    HR (General) Credit has been approved for this presentation

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    Deidra Nguyen

    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. 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

    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.