October 25, 2018  

In this issue...

  1. November Chapter Meeting
  2. Attend the 2019 Symposium
  3. Sponsor or Exhibit at the 2019 Symposium
  4. SHRM Spotlight

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November Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 | Hilton Bellevue

Join LWHRA and speaker Jodi Slavik for her presentation "2018 Legal Update: The Year of Less, Equal, and More." In this one-hour program, Jodi will provide a comprehensive review of employment law developments in 2018, including court decisions, agency rulemaking, state laws, and relevant local ordinances.

In her high-energy, straight-talking style, Jodi will arm you with the knowledge you need to:

  • Understand the unanswered questions about Washington Paid Family Leave rule-making and how to prepare for 2020 leave and prepare you to ask the right questions about overtime exemption rules
  • Revise your harassment policy, practices, and training given #MeToo awareness and liability
  • Comply with new state equal pay and religious discrimination laws
  • Create multiple lines of attack to find and resolve pay disparity
  • Implement take-aways from case law, regulations, and guidance letters on wages, disability, discrimination, and accommodation

Attend the 2019 LWHRA Symposium

Join us for the largest, all-day event organized by our association, attracting more than 350 HR professionals.

We are working in the knowledge economy. We know that information is our most valuable commodity and in an era where we are being pulled in multiple directions, our goal at the 2019 Symposium is to "Get Focused and Cut Out the Noise" for one day and focus on your development.

Highlights for this Year's Symposium:

  • Lightning Talks: It’s like Tabata for the mind. These shorter, sequential presentations are based on a variety of topics and provide listeners with the chance to think critically and discover new skills.

  • Different Format: We are committed to bringing you relevant and unique educational sessions. In the spirit of this year's theme, we have decreased the number of concurrent breakout sessions and increased the number of general sessions. It is all about quality over quantity.

  • Earn CE Credits: Maintain your valuable HR certification while learning about topics like Business Strategy, Pay Equity, Engagement, Compliance, and Partnering with your CFO.

  • Hear from the Amazing Keynote Speakers: Rusty Lindquist, Stacy Shamberger, and Carol Olsby will inspire and challenge us with a look at the future of HR.

  • Networking: There will be plenty of opportunities to meet with your peers and develop new connections and partnerships including a new program-free lunch break. 
  Early Bird Regular Onsite
  Sept. 1, 2018 –
Dec. 11, 2018
Dec. 12, 2018 –
Feb. 7, 2019
Feb. 12, 2019
 Member $269 $325 $355
Non-Member $325 $355 $395
Student $155 $155 $180


Register before December 11 to take advantage of discounted early bird pricing and save up to $56. Remember, you can register now and pay later with our "invoice me" option.  

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities with LWHRA


Reserve your place at the 2019 LWHRA Symposium! As an LWHRA sponsor or exhibitor, you are fostering a culture of giving in our region and promoting high ethical standards in Human Resources. Your company also benefits from widespread recognition among LWHRA members and Symposium attendees. 

Learn more about all the opportunities at Symposium by reviewing our 2019 Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus.

SHRM Spotlight

Employers Don’t Want New Overtime Rule to
Repeat 2016 Mistakes

This article discusses the challenges the DOL faces in determining how far to go in increasing the exempt salary threshold, warning against going too far too fast. 

Read more

Lake Washington Human Resource Association

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