Employment

As Puget Sound area employment attorneys, we provide advice and counsel to businesses and organizations concerning hiring, retention, and termination matters, employment policies and procedures, and compliance with federal and state employment laws (such as laws governing wages and hours, non-discrimination and medical leave).

Employment Contractual Matters

We assist clients with contractual employment matters through drafting and reviewing employment, confidentiality, non-compete, and severance agreements. We also provide advice concerning collective bargaining agreement interpretation, and represent employers in employee and union grievances.

Proactive Employment Counsel

Avoiding employment litigation is often the result of the proactive development and consistent implementation of employment policies and practices. We take a proactive approach to learning about the businesses and objectives of our clients so that we can help develop tailored policies and procedures based upon the unique needs and requirements of their businesses or organizations.

Employment Litigation

We provide clients with timely and sound advice when urgent employment matters arise, such as when employment litigation is threatened, and help them resolve such matters, if possible, prior to litigation. If employment litigation is initiated, we represent employers at all stages in seeking to achieve a favorable result consistent with business objectives, often through negotiation and mediation.

Employment litigation can be disruptive, particularly when allegations are made that constitute a personal attack on the integrity of management. We work with clients to minimize business disruption so they can focus on business operations.

We are available to represent and defend employers in Washington concerning all types of state and federally-based employment claims, including those based on:

  • Discrimination
  • Employment contracts
  • Wrongful termination
  • Medical and family leave legislation
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Trade secrets protection
  • Wage and hours