WSBA Labor and Employment Section

Serving the labor and employment community throughout Washington

The Labor and Employment Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association

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Washington State Bar Association

Labor & Employment Law Section
1325 4th Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98101-2539
Tel: 206.443.9722

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Welcome to the Washington State Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section web site:  


The Labor and Employment Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association is one of the larger and fastest growing sections of the state bar, mirroring the growth of the practice area. The Section currently has approximately 850 members. The Section includes members who practice many different aspects of labor and employment law, including lawyers representing private and public sector employers, unions, management, and individual employees, as well as law professors, arbitrators, and other neutrals. Section members practice in all geographic areas of the state. Lawyers interested in joining the Section may go here for additional information.


Activities of the Section

The Section undertakes a variety of activities throughout the course of the year intended to benefit its members, the public, and law students who are interested in labor and employment law.

Forum & Section News

“East of the Mountains” CLE

Started by Dave Black Jun 7, 2013. 0 Replies

The Section’s “East of the Mountains” CLE and social event went very well, with…Continue

WANTED: Seattle Hearing Officer (Hearing Examiner - Pro Tempore)

Started by Dave Black Apr 2, 2013. 0 Replies

Hearing Officer (Hearing Examiner - Pro Tempore)$43.98 - $80.00 HourlyThe City of Seattle Civil Service Commission ( is looking for a current member of the Washington State Bar…Continue

2013 L&E Legislative Season Begins!

Started by Dave Black Jan 25, 2013. 0 Replies

Monday, 1/28 – 1:30 p.m.Senate Commerce & Labor…Continue

Tags: legislation

Many Thanks to Our Outgoing Exec Committee Chair David Black!

Started by D. Jill Pugh Dec 13, 2012. 0 Replies

This past Wednesday, December 12, 2012, the Executive Committee for the Labor and Employment Law Section held its last official meeting for the year.  That also technically marks the "passing of the torch" from David Black (Law Office of David H.…Continue

Helping New Attorneys Find Contract Work

Started by Noah K. Williams Dec 6, 2012. 0 Replies

Another of my hats is involvement with the WSBA Young Lawyer Division. I frequently hear questions from other new lawyers on the best ways to find contract work (and jobs of course).As a member of this section I was hoping to hear feed back on a way…Continue

WA Labor & Employment Legislation Referred to Section - 2012 - Final Status

Started by Dave Black Jun 13, 2012. 0 Replies

Here is the final status on legislation referred to the Section for comment. Pursuant to current Section policy, the Executive Committee did not take a position on any legislation.…Continue

Tags: legislation

Need Attorney for Adjunct Professor

Started by Jean E. Huffington May 11, 2012. 0 Replies

Looking to refer case for adjunct professor (or group) against state college -- may be class action.  Claims include retaliation for concerted action, wage claim.  Client is seeking reduced or contingent fee or smilar arrangement.  Anyone interested…Continue

Alaska Airlines -- Senior Labor and Employment Attorney

Started by Dave Black Apr 19, 2012. 0 Replies

From Alaska Airlines -- "Alaska Airlines is currently seeking a Senior Labor and Employment Attorney. This is a Director level position. While we hope to find someone with both disciplines-labor and employment-solid labor arbitration experience is…Continue

Tags: Airlines, Alaska, Job

April 30 NLRB Posting Requirement . . . Postponed!

Started by Dave Black Apr 17, 2012. 0 Replies

The National Labor Relations Board’s rule that requires all employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act to post a notice informing workers of their rights under the Act will not go into effect on April 30th after all. An emergency…Continue

Tags: news, NLRB

Referral wanted

Started by Saphronia Young Apr 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Client seeks representation against former employer and union.  Let me know if you are interested.Continue


Legal Updates


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Results are back from the March 2012 membership survey.  

Section Membership:  843

Survey Responses:     200

Overall response rate:  23.7%

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This is a publication of a Labor and Employment Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association. All opinions and comments in this publication represent the views of the individual authors and do not necessarily have the endorsement of the Association or the Section, nor any employees, officers or agents thereof. 

Comments may be made by contacting the webmaster, David Black.

Latest Activity

Profile IconBenjamin S. Teets, Jonathan Burr and Jim Rupp joined WSBA Labor and Employment Section
Dec 4, 2013
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Oct 23, 2013
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Oct 6, 2013
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