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Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable – Employment Law Updates Near and Far

Being Comfortable with the Uncomfortable – Employment Law Updates Near and Far.  Our speakers will share what’s in store for 2023 employment matters, top federal and state considerations, and impact for Employment Practices Liability insurance.  And provide case studies and Case Law including labor updates and Washington specific employment updates and views from the Human Resource desk.

Our Presenters:

  • Wendi Modarelli, Principal Human Resources Consultant – HRT Northwest
    Wendi Modarelli from HRT Northwest Wendi is the Principal Consultant for HRT Northwest in Washington State. She has over 20 years of experience in consulting, outsourcing and hands on HR management. She enjoys helping companies solve challenging HR issues by tailoring individual business solutions. Wendi’s expertise lies in employee relations, compliance, performance management and training. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration & HR from the University of Washington and holds both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications.
  • David E. Worley, Attorney – Miller Nash LLP
    David Worley is a senior associate on the firm’s employment & labor relations practice team. He represents employers of all sizes in state and federal court against claims of wage and hour disputes, employment discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment issues. David also represents businesses in a variety of labor relations disputes, including collective bargaining, contract negotiation, grievance arbitration, and traditional labor matters. David has represented institutions, public entities, and individuals in state and federal courts, including respective appellate courts. David also represents clients before state and federal regulatory authorities, focusing on employment and labor issues. In addition to representing clients in litigation and dispute resolution matters, David frequently advises clients on day-to-day issues that arise, attempting to prevent problems before they become lawsuits. He reviews and drafts employment agreements, employee handbooks, collective bargaining agreement provisions, and all other manners of labor- and employment-related documents.Prior to joining Miller Nash, David was a commissioned Sheriff’s Deputy with the King County Sheriff’s office, earning valuable experience and perspective. During law school, David clerked for a union-side labor law firm, in addition to studying labor and employment law.
  • April Fredrickson, Partner – Miller Nash LLP
    April L. Fredrickson represents public and private employers in all areas of labor and employment law. She advises clients on a broad range of workplace and employment issues, including employment policies and practices, state, and federal leave laws, wage-and-hour compliance, disability accommodation, employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, non-competition agreements, predictive scheduling compliance, and employee discipline and termination. April advises employers in Oregon and Washington.April has extensive experience representing employers in single plaintiff and class action litigation in state and federal court as well as before administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Washington Human Rights Commission, and the Department of Labor & Industries.April also represents employers in labor relations and has experience in collective bargaining, contract administration, arbitration, and representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board.


  • RIMS WA Chapter Member: Free
  • Non-Members: $25.00

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