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    Surviving the Company Holiday Party

    Date: December 15, 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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    ‘Tis the season for HR survival training! Your event might be in the large conference room down the hall or it might be in the large ballroom downtown, but, either way, it is still considered work. This means that employers can be held liable for the entire host of workplace claims—from sexual harassment to assault to workplace injuries or even wage & hour claims.  Do your supervisors understand what is expected of them during the festivities?  Together, we’ll work through a hypothetical “holiday party from hell,” touching on 2016 hot topics, from trans employees, disability accommodations, drug & alcohol policies, and overtime classifications.  Hope to see you there.

    This presentation has been approved for 1 HRCI General Re-certification Credit and 1 SHRM-CP/SCP Professional Development Credit


    Presented By:

    Catharine Morisset

    Catharine Morisset is a partner in the firm's Seattle office. Her practice focuses on representing local and national employers in litigation in state and federal courts, on appeal, and also before the EEOC and similar state agencies in all aspects of workplace law, such as Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act  (FMLA), National Labor Relations Act  (NLRA), Title VII, and similar state laws. Catharine also has significant experience representing ship owners and operators in traditional maritime claims, such as Jones Act personal injury, Oil Pollution Act (OPA) compliance, and cargo disputes.

    Catharine uses her litigation experience to work closely with clients to provide effective preventive counseling and workforce training. This includes regularly advising and training clients on drug testing, hiring, wage-hour compliance, leaves, reasonable accommodations, investigations, employment agreements, discipline, terminations, and layoffs.

    She is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is often invited to address local chapters as well as members state-wide and across the Pacific Northwest.


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