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    ADA & WA Law Against Discrimination

    Date: February 18, 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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    We last met attorney Larry Shapero in April 2011 when he provided us with his dynamic presentation about Sound Management Practices: An Employment Lawyer’s Perspective.  Larry returns to the SKCHRA at our February 18 meeting, when he will help us to better understand our HR obligations and our options under the federal Americans With Disabilities Act and the Washington Law Against Discrimination. After a brief refresher about the fundamentals of disability discrimination and accommodation laws, Larry will provide us with an update regarding recent developments in this area of the law.  Larry will also provide us with practical advice and guidance about how we can better manage this important and sensitive aspect of our role as human resources professional.  

    HR (General) Credit has been approved for this presentation

    Presented By:

    Larry Shapero

    Larry is co-Chair of Employment Law Practice Group at Seattle law firm, Riddell Williams. He represents and counsels employers in labor, employment and employee benefits matters.

    Larry's practice includes both litigation and counseling in such matters as ADA and FMLA compliance, federal and state wage/hour law compliance, protection of trade secrets and prevention of unfair competition by former employees, workplace privacy rights, union election and representation issues, prevention of employment discrimination and workplace harassment, the appropriate classification of workers as employees or independent contractors, and other workplace legal matters. Employers call on Larry for advice and assistance in managing employee performance issues, and in developing and administering prudent human resources policies and practices. Larry is also experienced in providing employers with compliance advice and other legal advice regarding their 401(k) plans and other tax-qualified retirement plans, group health plans, executive compensation arrangements and other employee benefit plans.

    Larry has served as employment and/or benefits counsel for local manufacturing companies, software design firms, regional bottling and beverage distribution companies, insurance companies, airlines, biomedical research firms, not-for-profit hospitals, healthcare providers, and other employers of all sizes. Representative clients include Microsoft Corporation, Scripps Health, Accell North America, Zones, Inc., Nippon Paper USA Co., Ltd., Group Health Physicians and T-Mobile USA.

    Before joining Riddell Williams in 2001, Larry was an associate in the Chicago office of Katten Muchin Zavis (now known as Katten Muchin Rosenman), where he practiced exclusively in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation.

    In addition to his experience as an attorney, Larry has substantial experience as a human resources manager and generalist, and also has served in a variety of line and staff management positions. At Six Flags, Inc., Larry managed safety, security, workers compensation and general litigation matters for the company's Southern California facility. Later, at United Airlines, Larry served as United’s General Manager in Vancouver, B.C. before serving in several assignments in United's World Headquarters.

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