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Washington Employment Law Letter

Washington Employment Law Letter

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When you subscribe to your Employment Law Letter, you get a newsletter specifically designed for employers and HR professionals in your state. It's written by attorneys in your state who know the unique challenges and laws you must deal with every day.

Your subscription also includes a powerful package of HR and legal resources listed below at no additional cost.

  • Online Archive: You can search for articles on any topic from your state, nearby states, or all 50 states.
  • Policies: Our Sample Policy & Procedure Manual, including dozens of sample policies and explanations.
  • Forms: Government forms and sample forms you can use in your HR practice.
  • Your state's statutes and regulations on employment law.
  • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law.
  • Survey results from our Surveys of HR professionals nationwide.
  • Reports: Access to in-depth Mastering HR Reports.
  • Employers Forum: A vibrant online community that answers your toughest questions. For HR professionals and their counsel.


Chelsea Dwyer PetersonChelsea Dwyer Petersen is a partner who focuses her practice on employment counseling and litigation with a focus on complex class action cases. Ms. Petersen's areas of experience include proactive defense of discrimination and wage and hour class action cases for clients such as Les Schwab, The Boeing Company, and OfficeMax.  She has substantial experience in all phases of class cases including early strategic assessment, defeat of class certification, supervision of large scale electronic document review, oversight of expert witnesses and taking a case to trial.


Kunkel-PattersonAmy Kunkel-Patterson is an associate with the firm's Labor & Employment practice, focuses on employment litigation and arbitration.

Amy’s areas of experience include litigating both small and large lawsuits. She works on single plaintiff discrimination and retaliation claims as well as complex class action cases. Her class action defense experience includes pre-litigation strategic assessment and settlement, opposing class certification, supervising electronic document review, document management, discovery matters, depositions, motions for summary judgment and other procedural issues.

Amy’s counseling practice focuses on privacy in the employment context, including FCRA compliance, the Seattle Job Assistance Ordinance, and other background check laws. Amy has also worked on social media policies, employee handbooks, minimum wage issues, and religious accommodation issues.

Washington Employment Law Letter provides a three-part subscription package to deliver the practical, hands-on advice you need to manage your Washington workforce safely and in compliance with Washington and federal laws. That's because the newsletter's editors are Washington attorneys who defend and counsel employers statewide.

Each issue also keeps you on top of Washington court and U.S. Supreme Court decisions that affect your workforce, all reported with Washington's local laws and policies in mind. You get the information you need to stay in business — and out of the courtroom.

Your complete subscription package includes:

  1. Washington Employment Law Letter — 12 monthly issues mailed to you and also available online. (Digital-only versions are available with an HRLaws subscription) You also receive email notifications once a month and periodic News Alert by email as needed.
  2. Access to Subscribers-Only Area — You'll find a wealth of helpful information, available to subscribers only, at no additional cost:

    • Employment Law Letter articles from states you subscribe to
    • Sample policies
    • Your state's statutes and regulations affecting employers
    • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law
    • Results from monthly surveys of HR professionals
    • Hot Topics
    • Employers Forum online community for HR professionals, employers, and their counsel.
  3. Mastering HR Reports — In-depth reports covering topics that are too complex to be fully covered in your monthly newsletter. Some 15-20 Mastering HR Reports are available in the Subscribers-Only area, and we update them regularly so you will always have the most up-to-date information.