October 6, 2016  

In this issue...

  1. Monthly Chapter Meeting
  2. Compensation & Benefits SIG Presents
  3. LWHRA Strategic Update
  4. Lane Powell Seminar
  5. Southwest Washington SHRM Annual Conference


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Last Chance to Register for the Monthly Chapter Meeting!

Hurry! Online registration closes today at 5PM.

Tuesday, October 11 | Hilton Bellevue

Register now before it's too late! Join us at the Hilton Bellevue on October 11 for the October Chapter Meeting to learn, network, and catch up with your LWHRA colleagues. You'll hear from esteemed speaker Kristin Nealey-Meier about leave laws and how they impact your HR department.

Attendees will learn how to: 

  • Better understand how to analyze and complete forms for FMLA leave
  • Recognize actions or behaviors that indicate potential changes to an employee's situation
  • Understand the difference between and intersection among the various state and federal leave laws
  • Develop a process to evaluate leaves and comply with FMLA requirements
  • Appropriately define certain classifications under FMLA and other leave laws
Learn more and register now!

Compensation & Benefits SIG Presents

Cost Containment Trends for Employer-Sponsored Medical Plans

Friday, October 7 | 11:30AM |  Parker, Smith & Feek

Join presenter Stacey Kowal, Healthcare Economist and Principal at IMS Health, in an informed discussion regarding the role of employers in the health system shifting from "defined benefits" to "employer activism" in response to macro-level changes and increasing cost pressures. You will learn about key health care trends, employer surveys, and core employer trends.

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LWHRA Strategic Update

As we look ahead to 2017 and changes to our Board, it's also important to reflect on what we have accomplished during the past year against our strategic plan. We have had substantial progress since our last update in April, including member experience, chapter programs & alliances and financial performance. Read the entire update now!


Lane Powell's Best Practices for Best Employers Seminar 

Tuesday, October 11 | Motif Seattle

You will learn:

  • The top 10 things employers need to know in 2017
  • How to comply with new wage theft and paid sick leave laws
  • How employers and employees can make it easier for an employee facing cancer
  • How to navigate wage and hour compliance following the new federal overtime regulations, and more!

Discount Code: PSBJGuest2016
Offer is $50 off the online admission rate of $125

This program is valid for 4.75 PDCs for the SHRM-SCP or SHRM-CP. The seminar has also been pre-approved for 4 general CLE credit hours in Washington and 4.75 HR Certification Institute credit hours.

Learn more and register now!


Upcoming Southwest Washington SHRM Annual Conference

Tuesday, October 25th | Vancouver Hilton, Vancouver, WA

Stay current on best practices in HR with this one-day Conference. The Conference will include a raffle for the SHRM foundation, sponsors prizes, and special recognitions, and will conclude with a fun happy hour event.

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Learn more and register!

Lake Washington Human Resource Association
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