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Lawrence C. Locker

Litigation Attorney
Lawrence C. Locker

315 Fifth Avenue S, Suite 1000
Seattle WA 98104
206.676.7000
slg@summitlaw.com

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Webinars

Labor/Employment Webinars & Trainings

Summit Law Group's attorneys are well known for providing practical, high-quality training on a wide range of employment topics.  Now training can be available to your entire organization through a series of webinar offerings in key areas designed to meet your most important training needs. 

Features and Benefits

  • Live broadcast of your trainer with substantive PowerPoint slides

  • Interactive learning experience with case studies, polling questions and an opportunity to submit questions after the webinar

  • 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

  • New for 2020:  webinars will also be available on demand for greater convenience and accessibility!

Pricing

  • Single Attendee

$199 per webinar session

  • Single Attendee (Summit Clients and Affiliates)

$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 is per registration, whether for a scheduled or on-demand webinar. 

  • Annual Subscription (Unlimited Access!)

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.

  • WCIA Reimbursement 

The WCIA has generously offered to reimburse its members for 50% of the annual subscription  (not to exceed $1,000 per member).  Members would first pay Summit Law Group and then request 50% reimbursement from WCIA.

Registration

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

Schedule

Our January - June 2020 scheduled sessions are listed below or view the printer friendly schedule.

Additional webinar topics may be added to the schedule based on subscriber input and requests.

On-demand sessions can be accessed by sending an email to webinar@summitlaw.com.  Please note webinars will not be available on demand until the first scheduled live broadcast of each topic in 2020.  (For example, our "Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace" webinar will be available on demand after February 12, 2020.)

Courses

Updates on COVID-19 Employment Issues, Including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Summit attorney Sofia Mabee will provide an update on current developments, including:

  • New leave entitlements in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act;
  • Workplace recommendations by the CDC including health screening; and
  • Other legal compliance issues, including employee privacy, wage/hour compliance and layoffs/furloughs

2020 Schedule

  • March 27, 2020   10:00-11:00 am
  • Also available on demand

Registration

Please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com to register for the on demand course.  

Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace

Intended Audience:  All Staff

(We recommend supervisors register for “The Supervisor’s Role in
Minimizing Liability for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation”)

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 retaliation.

2020 Schedule through June

  • February 12, 2020   9:00-10:15 am
  • April 22, 2020          9:00-10:15 am
  • June 10, 2020          9:00-10:15 am

Registration

Please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com to register.  For group registrations, send a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com at least two business days before the selected session.  Please specifiy the date of the session for which you are registering or indicate you want on-demand access.

The Supervisor’s Role in Minimizing Liability for Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

Intended Audience:  Managers and Supervisors

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.

2020 Schedule through June

  • January 22, 2020   9:00-10:30 am
  • March 11, 2020      9:00-10:30 am
  • May 13, 2020         9:00-10:30 am

Registration

Please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com to register.  For group registrations, send a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com at least two business days before the selected session.  Please specifiy the date of the session for which you are registering or indicate you want on-demand access.

The Attendance Maze – A Primer on Protected Leave

Intended Audience:  Managers and Supervisors

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 Paid Family Medical Leave; and
  • The range of other leave entitlements available to employees under state and federal laws. 

2020 Schedule through June

  • March 12, 2020   9:00-10:30 am
  • May 19, 2020      9:00-10:30 am

Registration

Please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com to register.  For group registrations, send a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com at least two business days before the selected session.  Please specifiy the date of the session for which you are registering or indicate you want on-demand access.

Conducting Personnel Investigations

Intended Audience:  Managers and Supervisors

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.  

2020 Schedule through June

  • March 25, 2020   9:00-10:30 am
  • June 16, 2020     9:00-10:30 am

Registration

Please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com to register.  For group registrations, send a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com at least two business days before the selected session.  Please specifiy the date of the session for which you are registering or indicate you want on-demand access.

Basics of Just Cause for Public Sector Supervisors

Intended Audience:  Managers and Supervisors

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. 

2020 Schedule through June

  • February 26, 2020   9:00-10:30 am
  • April 1, 2020            9:00-10:30 am

Registration

Please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com to register.  For group registrations, send a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com at least two business days before the selected session.  Please specifiy the date of the session for which you are registering or indicate you want on-demand access.

Basics of Bargaining for Public Employers

Intended Audience:  HR Representatives, Managers and Supervisors involved in labor relations

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 resolution;  
  • Past practices; and 
  • Conduct that may constitute an unfair labor practice.

2020 Schedule through June

  • February 11, 2020   9:00-10:15 am
  • June 9, 2020           9:00-10:15 am

Registration

Please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com to register.  For group registrations, send a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com at least two business days before the selected session.  Please specifiy the date of the session for which you are registering or indicate you want on-demand access.

Wage and Hour Law Fundamentals

Intended Audience:  Managers and Supervisors

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, including recent developments;
  • 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.

2020 Schedule through June

 •  April 8, 2020   9:00-10:30 am
 

Registration

Please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com to register.  For group registrations, send a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com at least two business days before the selected session.  Please specifiy the date of the session for which you are registering or indicate you want on-demand access.

Effective Performance Evaluations

Intended Audience: Managers and Supervisors

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 developing an effective performance evaluation process; and 
  • Strategies for dealing with challenging evaluation scenarios.

2020 Schedule through June

  • January 28, 2020   9:00-10:00 am
  • May 20, 2020         9:00-10:00 am  

Registration

Please send an email to webinar@summitlaw.com to register.  For group registrations, send a list of registrants and their email addresses to webinar@summitlaw.com at least two business days before the selected session.  Please specifiy the date of the session for which you are registering or indicate you want on-demand access.