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Lane Powell Teams with Puget Sound Business Journal for a Bigger and Even Better Day-Long Seminar This Year (Seattle)

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Best Practices For Best EmployersTM: How to Become One of “Washington’s Best Workplaces” Starting Today!

Overview:Your company can be one of “Washington’s Best” … Lane Powell shows you how! Please join us for our Annual Labor and Employment Seminar as we team with the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2008 “Washington’s Best Workplaces.”

This seminar has been pre-approved for 4.5 HRCI credit hours and 5.75 CLE credit hours.

Cost: $250 prepay online; $260 pay at door. Attendees will receive a copy of the book, “Washington State Human Resources File Cabinet,” (a $100 value) featuring Lane Powell attorneys, seminar materials, continental breakfast, lunch and a wine-and-cheese networking event at the end of the day.


7:30-8:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:05 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction
D. Michael Reilly, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

8:05-8:20 a.m. – What Employers Must Know: Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Best Workplaces” Survey
Becky Monk, Assistant Managing Editor, Puget Sound Business Journal

8:20 – 9:20 a.m. – Best Handbooks For “Best Workplaces”
-Combining the “Best” surveys and the law: What should be in your handbook now
-Inexpensive policies that can make you one of the “Best Workplaces”
-Checklist for a “Best Workplaces” handbook
-Proposed handbook language
Laura Morse, Attorney, Lane Powell PC

9:20 – 10:10 a.m. – Legal Ways to Create Best Performance in “Best Workplaces”
-What the surveys say should be a part of your performance reviews
-Doing the right thing: A step-by-step process in managing problem performance
-Choosing legally defensible corrective action tools
-Managing unique challenges: accommodation and retaliation issues
-Top legal mistakes managers make in performance reviews
-Drafting the performance review for the challenging employee
Portia Moore, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

10:10-10:20 a.m. – Break

10:20-11:30 a.m. – How “Best Workplaces” Legally Manage Four Generations of Challenging Employees
-Identifying the characteristics of each of the four generations
-Legal issues and workplace challenges for “new generation” employees
-Reviewing the newest research on how to attract, retain and motivate
-Developing solutions for the decade ahead
Gail Mautner, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. – What Employers are Still Doing Wrong and How to Be the “Best”
(Lunch will be Provided)

William Tamayo, Regional Attorney, EEOC

12:45-1:45 p.m. – Lane Powell’s Annual Employment Law Update
-Learn about all the new statutory and legal developments
-What the new employee leave laws mean for you
D. Michael Reilly, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

1:45- 1:55 p.m. – Break

1:55-3:00 p.m. – A Conversation with “Washington’s Best Workplaces”
-What differentiates the Puget Sound “Best Workplaces”
-Why did employees vote them a “Best” employer
-A conversation with leaders from “Best Workplaces” discussing what they do
Panel Discussion
-Moderator: Emory Thomas Jr., Publisher, Puget Sound Business Journal
-Jeff Lyon, Chairman and CEO, GVA Kidder Mathews
-Darrell Couts, Principal and CEO, TANGO Office Environments
-Brad Bastian, Principal and Founder, BNBuilders, Inc.

3:00-3:30 p.m. – Do It Now: Your Own “Best Employer” Self-Audit
-Start being a “Best Employer” now
-We show you how with some homework
Nancy Anderson, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

3:30-4:30 p.m. – Networking/Wine & Cheese

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
Spanish Ballroom
411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101


Questions? Contact:
Lani Holmes