Digest for March 31, 2018
LERG Website password has changed
The LERG website password has been updated for 2018 and sent out to the LERG key contacts. If you have not received the new password, contact email@example.com.
2018 Annual Meeting to be held in Seattle
Join us next October 10-12 at the beautiful Hilton Hotel in downtown Seattle! Speakers are being booked and include Roger Adank of MARC; Jennifer Bouman Steagall of Red Kite; Larry Daniels of Milliman; Sally Weinman of Gallagher; Carey Klosterman of Cascade Employers Association; and John Mitchell.
This year’s outing will be our own private Underground Tour of early Seattle.
June member meeting to be held in Spokane
Join your peers on June 11-12 in Spokane. Note that these dates are on a Monday and Tuesday, a departure from our usual days of the week. Presentations include Respect in the Workplace by Christie Grassmyer of Associated Industries; and Changing Times: impacts and issues during a merger, by George Brown of Avista.
Roundtable discussions will occur on both days; there will also be a tour of Avista’s remodeled HQ and its Lower Falls Dam. Follow this link to the event website.
New! Negotiating Your Collective Bargaining Agreement class has moved to June
If you have already taken the Employer Collective Bargaining Team Preparations class, we have a new learning opportunity for you. Bob Oberstein, Labor Relations Manager at Snohomish Public Utility, has condensed his semester-long college class on negotiations into a 2.5-day class that will guide you through the basics of negotiation with an emphasis on labor negotiations with a union. More than just information on how and what to do, this course focuses equally on what not to do. The class will include interactive activities to build and improve your skill sets so you can continue to hone them well after the course has ended.
This is the only time this topic will be offered in 2018. Follow this link for more information. Jun. 5-7, 2018: Vancouver, Wash.
New! Employment Law Webinar Series
Jennifer Bouman-Steagall will join us in May for a three-part webinar series on these timely topics:
Follow this link for more information and to register.
Keep track of classes and class updates via our monthly updated eCatalog posted on the NWPPA website.
The latest CPI Report is posted on the LERG website.
Recent Articles on Timely Issues
When 26 Becomes the New 30 — Millennials Grow Up at Work
Millennial workers roll off their parents’ health plan at age 26 and face their own financial future. How can employers help? Read more...
Work Stress and the ADA
What are an employer’s obligations under the ADA to accommodate a mental health disorder when the thing inducing the stress and anxiety is the workplace? Read more…
The New Retirement: Ideas to Help HR With Its Mature-Age Employees
HR leaders must focus on new policies that are beneficial for employees as well as the organizations that offer them. Read more...
Will Tax Cuts Give Rise to a New American Apprenticeship?
Savings from the new tax plan can enrich business investment in talent development through apprenticeships. Read more...
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