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    Lunch - Washington State’s Paid Leave Laws - What Employers Need to Know

    Date: June 12, 2018, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Cheryl Knight
    Lacey Community Center
    6729 Pacific Ave SE
    Olympia, WA 98503
    $10 SHRM Members or students; $15 Non-SHRM Members
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      SHRM Olympia is proud to present Mr. Bob Battles. Bob is AWB’s director of 
      government affairs on workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and
      other workplace issues, including employment law, wage and hour issues,
      workplace safety and legal affairs. Battles also serves as AWB’s general
      counsel. Battles has more than two decades of experience as an attorney
      specializing in workplace issues and government affairs.

    Battles is a board member and past chair of the Bates Technical College Steam Certification Board. He has also served on the board of the FISH Food Bank of Pierce County. For the past decade he has been a volunteer coordinator for the Yakima Youth Mission at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church. He lives with his family near Kent in rural King County.

    Our presentation will focus on Washington State’s Paid Leave Laws - What Employers Need to Know. Washington enacted landmark legislation on Paid Family and Medical Leave. Many employers have asked - how does the new law apply to them? Join Bob Battles,  AWB’s General Counsel and Government Affairs Director Employment Law, in a discussion on the new Paid Family and Medical Leave law.  As an attendee you will learn:

    •          Details regarding what the new legislation and agency rulemaking requires of employers and employees. 
    •          Review the elements of the new law and provide insight into why certain provisions were included. 
    •          Learn what you as an employer should be doing now to prepare for the upcoming implementation of the law.


    Registration begins at 11:15am with program beginning promptly at 11:30am.


    To register online, click HERE.