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Labor Relations for Beginners: For Union and Non-Union Workplaces

Thursday, April 26
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: 701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4040 Seattle, WA 98104 Columbia Tower Club in the West Room on the 40th floor

Whether or not your employees are represented by a union, recent changes in federal labor law impact your workplace. Join us to learn more about employers’ rights and obligations under key federal labor law principles. This seminar will provide guidance on collective bargaining, Section 7 rights, handbook policies, responding to union organizing campaigns, and decertification basics. Your questions are welcome as we cover the basics of labor relations.

What you’ll learn:
· Do’s and don’ts in collective bargaining
· Defining protected, concerted activity
· Handbook guidance
· Tips for remaining (or becoming) non-union

About the Presenter: Selena Smith is a shareholder with the law firm Davis Grimm Payne & Marra. She has several years of experience representing private and public sector employers in labor and employment law matters, including with respect to discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour compliance, FMLA, ADA, employee relations, and related matters. Ms. Smith also has extensive experience representing and advising employers in traditional labor law matters, including collective bargaining, unfair labor practice and representation proceedings, labor arbitrations, union organizing campaigns, and strike preparation.
Ms. Smith offers a proactive approach with her clients, providing day-to-day advice, training, and guidance concerning handbooks and labor agreements. In addition, Ms. Smith represents employers in litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Ms. Smith combines her knowledge and experience in labor and employment law with strategic advice to fit her clients’ unique needs.


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* Continuing Education Credits available upon request. Contact Kelli Schueler for more details at or 360.943.1600.