February 26, 2018
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This Wednesday: Anti-Harassment training and investigations in the era of #MeToo

Selena Smith, of Davis Grimm Payne & Marra, will address practical questions about harassment training and investigations in a Feb. 28 seminar in Seattle, along with practical guidance for minimizing the risk of liability in your workplace.

What you’ll learn:

  • Legal Obligations Concerning Harassment Prevention and Responses
  • Effective Strategies for Conducting Workplace Investigations
  • New Guidance for Limiting Exposure to Harassment Liability

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. 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.

The seminar takes place from 10-11:30 a.m., at 701 Fifth Ave., Suite 4040, Seattle, in the Columbia Tower Club in the West Room on the 40th floor.

Learn more and register online here.

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Capital Gains Tax
All Manufacturers Need Relief

Manufacturing jobs key to all of our communities

By AWB President Kris Johnson

The health of Washington state's manufacturing sector is a bellwether for the strength of our overall economy, and a key driver of economic opportunity for families in every city and small town across the state.

The sector is vital to the state. Manufacturing jobs support families with livable wages and benefits and they grow the local economy and tax base to ensure funding for critical services.

Along with all that positive news, is the reality is the sector needs some support.

Since 2000, Washington has lost more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs, the majority of which are not in the aerospace sector.

The good news is lawmakers are currently considering bills that would reinstate the uniform B&O tax relief. It's a move our members support as one way to jumpstart job creation in every part of the state...

Read the full guest column in The Olympian
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