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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: the vibrant online community that answers your toughest questions. Exclusively 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.

Each issue also keeps you on top of U.S. Supreme Court and Washington court decisions that affect your workforce, all reported with Washington's local laws and policies in mind. You get all 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. Also includes periodic NewsAlerts by e-mail 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 all 50 states plus D.C.;
    • Sample policies;
    • Your state's statutes and regulations affecting employers;
    • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law;
    • Results from Surveys of HR professionals;
    • Mastering HR Reports — more than 20 of our in-depth reports;
    • Hot Topics;
    • Employers Forum online community for HR professionals and counsel.

  3. HR Executive Special Reports — 60-page reports covering topics that are too complex to be fully covered in your monthly newsletter. You'll periodically receive a new Special Report via e-mail, and more than 20 are available online, covering topics like FMLA, ADA, employee privacy, downsizing risks, and background checks.

When you subscribe, you join HR professionals with some of the state's most admired and successful employers:


Seattle Radiologists APCFoamex International Inc
Copiers Northwest IncWA Convention Trade Center
Coffey Communications IncSeattle Housing Authority
Nintendo of America IncGonzaga University
Seattle Hilton HotelDewilde Nurseries Inc
Body Point Design IncSpokane Public Library
Premier Pacific Seafoods IncEddie Bauer Inc
Joel Olson Trucking IncWA Dept of Fish & Wildlife
Trident Seafood CorpSysco Food Service Inc
Team Spirit AmericaUniversity of Washington