April 18, 2019   

In this issue...

  1. May Chapter Meeting Workshop
  2. Employee Relations Special Interest Group
  3. HopeLink Volunteer Opportunities
  4. LWHRA Volunteer Opportunities
  5. SHRM Spotlight on SSN Requirements

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May Chapter Meeting Workshop

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | Hilton Bellevue

Earn three continuing education credits while you learn about creating employee engagement.

Join LWHRA for a morning workshop jam-packed with real-world examples for creating an employee-centric culture. You will hear from HR and engagement leaders and learn actionable insights to effectively engage your workforce. Come ready to learn from experts in these areas and engage in dynamic conversation.


Speakers include Theresa Signorini, VP of People Services, Ben Bridge Jeweler, Karen Wren, Benefits Manager at Point B, Inc., and David Rowlee, Managing Director & Practice Leader in Employee Engagement for Gallagher.

Employee Relations Special Interest Group: Free Meeting

Wednesday, May 22, 11:30 AM–1:00 PM | Bellevue


The LWHRA Employee Relations Special Interest Group will be holding their first meeting on May 22.

The goal of this meeting is to empower HR professionals with the tools and knowledge to manage employee relations in compliance with complex and ever-changing employment laws. Featured speaker Joshua Brittingham, Labor and Employment Attorney with Davis Grimm Payne and Marra will be discussing job-protected leave entitlements. 

Volunteer with Hopelink

HopeLink is recruiting volunteer advisers to help immigrants and refugees reach their career goals. Use your HR expertise for good, and help these students set goals, develop a resume, make connections, and more. Volunteers are needed in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, and Shoreline. Learn more about this volunteer position with Hopelink.

Volunteer to Gain New Insight

LWHRA is a volunteer-run organization, and your support makes our programs possible. Volunteering is a great way to grow your network and to serve the HR community. It is also a great way to gain new insight into the industry and learn more about the association.

We are currently seeking volunteers in several functions, including serving on our program, volunteer, mentorship, and partnership committees. We are also looking for a few more Certification Class speakers and administrators. We even have a rarely-available co-chair opening in our Special Interest Group committee and an Assistant Chair position in our Certification Committee.

Learn more by reviewing the LWHRA Volunteer Opportunities page and fill out our volunteer interest form.

SHRM Spotlight

Social Security Number No-Match Letters Return

We are in an era of more aggressive enforcement of immigration laws. The Social Security Administration is starting to mail out notices to employers whose employees come up as a “no match” in their database. It is important to follow up and take action on any notices you get, as failure to respond may cause penalties. Read more about the appropriate steps.

Lake Washington Human Resource Association

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