Labor relations expertise and effective management is the key to ensuring high workforce performance. Our employment law team is comprised of the region’s most knowledgeable and well-respected group of labor relations attorneys. We can help you maintain your union-free status, or if you are already unionized, can efficiently and effectively negotiate your union contract no matter your industry. We have negotiated thousands of contracts in both private industry and the public sector and understand that every contract provision impacts your bottom line. Our attorneys will deliver to you the peace of mind associated with knowing your team negotiated the best, most cost-effective and “management-friendly” contract possible. Our solutions include:
“My employer has been a member of Washington Employers for years. We routinely receive excellent and reliable information in response to our queries. Recently we have had a higher than usual number of work related injuries, and our Claims Examiner has been exceptional. She is responsive, pleasant, and doggedly represents both our employees and the employer. As our claims administer, she makes me feel as if I'm her only client when in fact I know she is managing almost 200 claims. She makes my job so much easier, all the while keeping our claims' costs down.”
- HR Manager,
Union Contract Negotiations
Our attorneys are the most experienced staff of management-side labor negotiators in the Pacific Northwest. We ensure that your negotiator is more experienced, more creative and better prepared than his or her union counterpart. Your negotiations should be strategic, so we’ll review with your short- and long-term labor relations and contract goals with you to make sure they are integrated into contract negotiations. In addition, every employer should be strike-ready when the contract is being negotiated, so we’ll prepare a readiness plan and assist in maximizing ability to withstand a strike with minimal interruption of operation. If agreement is reached, we’ll prepare the final contact and other concluding paperwork for signatures.
EEOC/WSHRC/L&I/Unemployment Claims Representation
Our aim is to keep you free from any claim of discrimination, but if a charge is filed we can represent you before the EEOC, Washington Human Rights Commission and local agencies. We have been addressing EEOC and WSHRC charges on behalf of our employers for decades. Our team handles any Labor and Industries safety citations or unemployment compensation claims appeals to free up your staff and resources.
Workplace investigations are often a routine part of an HR professional’s day. We act as your third-party investigator, relieving you of the stress involved with investigating co-workers. With all workplace investigations, you’ll receive a written report that will allow you and your counsel to take the appropriate next steps.