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Mark F. Worthington

Business Attorney
Mark F. Worthington

315 Fifth Avenue S, Suite 1000
Seattle WA 98104
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Labor/Employment Webinars & Trainings

Overview:
Starting June 2018, Summit began offering live webinar training services. Summit Law Group's attorneys are well known for providing practical, high-quality training on a wide range of employment topics. You can view the December 2018 sessions below. You can also view the January - June 2019 sessions below or view the printer friendly schedule.

Now training can be available to your entire organization through a series of live webinar offerings in key areas designed to meet your most important training needs. 

Features and Benefits:

  • Live video streaming of your trainer with substantive PowerPoint slides
  • Interactive learning experience with polling questions and Q&A
  • Personalized certificates of completion for attendees following the training
  • Flexible scheduling that allows employers to register an individual or an entire department or workforce
  • Regular, recurring sessions to support timely onboarding of new employees and new supervisors

Updated Pricing:

Single attendee:  $199 per webinar session

Discounted Pricing for Summit Clients and Affiliates:

If you are a current client of Summit Law Group or a member of an affiliate organization, you are eligible for discounted webinar pricing as follows:

* Individual registrations:  $75 per attendee for any session.

* Group registrations:  You may purchase a block of 25 or more registrations to be used for any sessions over the course of one calendar year for $50 per attendee.  For example, if you purchase a block of 25 registrations, you may register 25 attendees for any of Summit’s webinar offerings during the calendar year for $1,250.  The registrations may be used in any combination at your convenience (e.g., 25 attendees for a single session or fewer employees attending multiple sessions at different times during the year). 

Pricing for Annual Subscription (unlimited access to all webinars for all employees):

The annual subscription will allow employers to access all webinars for as many employees as they want throughout the entire year for one flat rate.  This will allow employers to have supervisors go through a series of trainings on key topics, and they would also have access to anti-harassment training for their entire workforce.   Pricing is based on employer headcount (including part-time employees) at the beginning of the annual subscription.  An employer may select an annual subscription period based on the calendar year or a year that runs for 12 months from a specified start date.  Annual subscription rates are as follows: 

Employee Headcount

Annual Subscription Price

25 or less

$500

50 or less

$1,000

100 or less

$2,000

200 or less

$3,000

201 or more

$4,000

500 or more

$6,000

For a list of current affiliate organizations that offer access to discounted pricing, please contact Summit at webinar@summitlaw.com.   

How to Register:

To sign up for any webinar session or to arrange for group registrations, please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com.  

Topics & Schedule:

Additional webinar topics may be added to the schedule based on subscriber input and requests. On-demand sessions can be scheduled outside of regular business hours when necessary. If you require specific scheduling, please contact us for pricing and availability. 



Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace (75 minutes)
Intended Audience: All staff
(Recommended: Supervisors register for “The Supervisor’s Role in
Minimizing Liability for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation”)

Description:
Basic training on what constitutes unlawful harassment under state and federal harassment laws.  Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • What unlawful harassment is and isn’t;
  • The consequences of engaging harassment, even if unintentional; and
  • Their right to complain about harassment without fear of retaliation

Frequency/Schedule:
Bi-Monthly:

  • December 12, 2018  9:00-10:15am
  • February 13, 2019   9:00-10:15 am
  • April 24, 2019   9:00-10:15 am
  • June 12, 2019  9:00-10:15 am

July - December 2019 dates will be announced in June 2019.

To sign up for this webinar session please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com. Upon registration, you are agreeing to pay the invoice you will receive after the webinar is complete. For group registrations, you may email a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com. For group registrations, please submit registrants' names and email addresses at least two business days before the selected session.



The Supervisor’s Role in Minimizing Liability for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (90 minutes)
Intended Audience: Managers and supervisors

Description:
Training on the laws prohibiting discrimination, harassment and retaliation. 
Topics will include:

  • An overview of discrimination laws; 
  • A supervisor’s obligation to identify and address potential harassment;
  • An overview of disability discrimination and accommodation; and
  • Supervisor behaviors that can increase an employer’s exposure to these claims, as well as management practices that can help to reduce risk.

Frequency/Schedule:
Bi-Monthly:

 •  January 9, 2019   9:00-10:30 am
   March 13, 2019   9:00-10:30 am
   May 15, 2019  9:00-10:30 am

July - December 2019 dates will be announced in June 2019.

To sign up for this webinar session please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com. Upon registration, you are agreeing to pay the invoice you will receive after the webinar is complete. For group registrations, you may email a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com. For group registrations, please submit registrants' names and email addresses at least two business days before the selected session.



The Attendance Maze – A Primer on Protected Leave (90 minutes)
Intended Audience: Managers and supervisors

Description:
Training on the federal and state laws addressing protected leave entitlements.  This webinar will provide an overview of:

  • The federal Family and Medical Leave Act;
  • Leave as a reasonable accommodation of a disability;
  • Washington State paid sick leave; and
  • The range of other leave entitlements available to employees under state and federal laws. 

Frequency/Schedule:
Quarterly

   March 14, 2019   9:00-10:30 am
   May 21, 2019 9:00-10:30 am

July - December 2019 dates will be announced in June 2019.

To sign up for this webinar session please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com. Upon registration, you are agreeing to pay the invoice you will receive after the webinar is complete. For group registrations, you may email a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com. For group registrations, please submit registrants' names and email addresses at least two business days before the selected session.



Conducting Personnel Investigations (90 minutes)
Intended Audience: Managers and supervisors

Description:
Training on how to conduct personnel investigations.  This training will cover:

  • Procedural considerations;
  • Potential legal issues arising from investigations; 
  • Investigation documentation; and 
  • Useful strategies in the investigative process.  

Frequency/Schedule:
Quarterly 

  • December 5, 2018  9:00-10:30am
  • March 27, 2019  9:00-10:30 am
  • June 18, 2019  9:00-10:30 am

July - December 2019 dates will be announced in June 2019.

To sign up for this webinar session please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com. Upon registration, you are agreeing to pay the invoice you will receive after the webinar is complete. For group registrations, you may email a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com. For group registrations, please submit registrants' names and email addresses at least two business days before the selected session.



Basics of Just Cause for Public Sector Supervisors (90 minutes)
Intended Audience: Managers and supervisors

Description:
Training on what constitutes “just cause.”  This training will cover:

  • The traditional elements of just cause;
  • Procedural requirements (e.g., Loudermill, Weingarten, Garrity); and
  • Strategies for navigating the disciplinary process. 

Frequency/Schedule:
Quarterly

   February 12, 2019  9:00-10:30 am
   April 2, 2019  9:00-10:30 am

July - December 2019 dates will be announced in June 2019.

To sign up for this webinar session please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com. Upon registration, you are agreeing to pay the invoice you will receive after the webinar is complete. For group registrations, you may email a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com. For group registrations, please submit registrants' names and email addresses at least two business days before the selected session.



Basics of Bargaining for Public Employers (90 minutes)
Intended Audience: HR Representatives, Managers and Supervisors involved in labor relations

Description:
Training on basic legal concepts in working with represented employees and their bargaining representatives.  Content of this training will include:

  • How the collective bargaining process works, including mandatory and permissive subjects of bargaining;
  • Uniformed and non-uniformed impasse resoution;  
  • Past practices; and 
  • Conduct that may constitute an unfair labor practice.

Frequency/Schedule:
Quarterly

  • December 10, 2018  10:00-11:30am
  • February 27, 2019  9:00-10:30 am
  • June 11, 2019  9:00-10:30 am

July - December 2019 dates will be announced in June 2019.

To sign up for this webinar session please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com. Upon registration, you are agreeing to pay the invoice you will receive after the webinar is complete. For group registrations, you may email a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com. For group registrations, please submit registrants' names and email addresses at least two business days before the selected session.
 


Wage and Hour Law Fundamentals (90 minutes)
Intended Audience: Managers and Supervisors

Description:
Training provides a comprehensive understanding of the Fair Labor Standards Act and Washington's Minimum Wage Act.  Attendees will gain an understanding of the following: 

  • Federal and state overtime laws;
  • Classifying workers as "exempt" or "nonexempt"; 
  • In and outs of compensatory time;
  • Importance of proper recording and documentation of time records;
  • Meal and rest break requirements; and 
  • Strategies for dealing with overtime and other wage problems.

Frequency/Schedule:
Offered twice a year

 •  April 3, 2019  9:00-10:30 am
 
July - December 2019 date will be announced in June 2019.

To sign up for this webinar session please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com. Upon registration, you are agreeing to pay the invoice you will receive after the webinar is complete. For group registrations, you may email a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com. For group registrations, please submit registrants' names and email addresses at least two business days before the selected session.


Effective Performance Evalutions (90 minutes)
Intended Audience: Managers and Supervisors

Description:
Employers need to ensure performance evaluations work for them, not against them.  Attendees of this session will gain an understanding of the following: 

  • The importance of conducting candid and constructive evaluations, including legal issues arising from evaluations;
  • Tips for crafting an effective performance evaluation process; and 
  • Strategies for dealing with challenging evaluation scenarios.

Frequency/Schedule:
Quarterly

   January 16, 2019  9:00-10:30 am
   May 22, 2019  9:00-10:30 am  
 
July - December 2019 date will be announced in June 2019.

To sign up for this webinar session please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com. Upon registration, you are agreeing to pay the invoice you will receive after the webinar is complete. For group registrations, you may email a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com. For group registrations, please submit registrants' names and email addresses at least two business days before the selected session.