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Workplace Investigations

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Recent Publications

Updated DOL Overtime Rules on Hold

What Do the New Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Increase Mean for Your Business?

Bonuses May Increase Rest Break Pay for Farm Workers

DOL Ruling Requires Home Care Employers to Pay Overtime

Defend Trade Secrets Act Expands Remedies for Protecting Rights, Comes With New Requirements for Employee Contracts

DOL Issues New Rules on Overtime Pay

12 Best Practices for Hiring H-2A Workers

8 Tips for Effective Workplace Investigations

Employee Use of Social Media and Email (video)

Supreme Court Redefines Who Constitutes a "Farm Labor Contractor" in Washington

Will Your Tipping Policy Land You in Court?

Do You Need a Farm Labor Contractor License?

Recognized Leaders in Employment Law

When faced with the sensitive issues that arise with employment law matters, you need an experienced legal team that is practical, professional and fair.

We counsel and advocate for both employers and employees. Our experience working on both sides sharpens our instincts for the best possible outcomes. Employment problems raise economic, privacy and morale issues that are minimized with early evaluation and resolution. We have found that conducting a prompt and thorough initial investigation of the issues allows us to work with you to measure risk and benefit and decide on the best approach.

We are committed to excellence and are well-respected for our work. Whether you are looking for advice on a limited issue, a partner for effective negotiating or attorneys who will aggressively litigate an individual or a class-based dispute, we have the skill and experience to effectively represent your interests.

Mediation & Arbitration

Our lawyers are frequently selected by other members of the employment bar to serve as neutral parties in mediation and arbitration.

Investigations

Our lawyers conduct independent investigations of workplace complaints for both public and private entities. We work directly with the employer or with outside counsel to provide prompt, thorough and confidential investigations of employee complaints or suspected misconduct.

News, Events & Publications

2017 Employment Law Update for Washington Employers

17 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named as Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Employer's Guide to Washington Paid Sick & Safe Time

Justo Gonzalez Participates in Thought Leader Forum on Immigration & Employment Law

2017 Employment Law Institute CLE

Updates and Guidance on Recent Immigration Sweeps By ICE

Sarah Wixson, Brendan Monahan to Speak at WAWGG 2017 Convention

Stokes Lawrence Welcomes Jacob Zuniga

Updated DOL Overtime Rules on Hold

Carolyn Cairns Inducted Into the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

What Do the New Paid Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Increase Mean for Your Business?

Employment Law Institute Client Workshop

Stokes Lawrence Named to 2017 Best Law Firms List

Bonuses May Increase Rest Break Pay for Farm Workers

11 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers List

DOL Ruling Requires Home Care Employers to Pay Overtime

Super Lawyers Names 17 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys to Top Lists

Sarah Wixson Clarifies Rules for Farm Labor Contractor in Good Fruit Grower

Defend Trade Secrets Act Expands Remedies for Protecting Rights, Comes With New Requirements for Employee Contracts

Sarah Wixson Comments on Piece-Rate Pay Guidelines

DOL Issues New Rules on Overtime Pay

12 Best Practices for Hiring H-2A Workers

8 Tips for Effective Workplace Investigations

Employee Use of Social Media and Email

Supreme Court Redefines Who Constitutes a "Farm Labor Contractor" in Washington

Will Your Tipping Policy Land You in Court?

Sarah Wixson Quoted on Rest Breaks Ruling

Do You Need a Farm Labor Contractor License?

Employment Law Client Workshop

Farm Labor Workshops

Brendan Monahan Elected President of the Federal Bar Association of the Eastern District of Washington

Third Annual Employer Forum

Employment Law Institute

Should You Pay Workers for Travel Time?

9 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named as 2016 Best Lawyers in America

SLVMS Lawyers Quoted on Rest Break Decision

Stokes Lawrence Forms Mediation & Arbitration Practice Group

Washington Supreme Court Rules Piece Rate Workers Entitled to Paid Rest Breaks

Department of Labor Plans Overtime Overhaul

Does Your Business Comply With Washington's Newly Amended Data Breach Notification Law?

For Second Year, Nearly Half of Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Carolyn Cairns, Shannon Jost Again Recognized by Chambers USA

Avoiding Personal Liability for Owners and Managers: Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

Stokes Lawrence Velikanje Moore & Shore Wins Summary Judgment in $2 Million Lawsuit

The Ties That Bind

The Ties That Bind

EEOC Ordered to Pay Attorneys' Fees for Filing Baseless, Unreasonable, and Frivolous Lawsuit Against Stokes Lawrence Clients

Brendan Monahan Quoted on Pending Piece-Rate Ruling

The Internet and ADA: How to Make Your Website More Accessible

The Internet and ADA: The Right to Equal Enjoyment of the Web

Healthcare Reform: Compliance Topics for Agricultural Employers

Stokes Lawrence Promotes Kamm to Shareholder

Stokes Lawrence Employment Law Institute Online CLE

Employment Law Institute CLE Now Available Online

Is Your Non-Compete Enforceable?

NLRB Issues New Rule on Employee Email Communications

Stokes Lawrence Partners With Northwest Immigrant Rights Project to Aid Child Immigrants

Aviva Kamm Quoted in Puget Sound Business Journal

Best Practices for Conducting Employment Background Checks

Kelby Fletcher and Stokes Lawrence Employment Group Lawyers Recognized for Pro Bono Work

Employment Background Checks: Limits Under Seattle Ordinance No. 124201

Observations and Recent Appellate Developments in Washington State Employment Law

Legal Requirements for Employment Background Checks

Yakima Event - Avoiding Personal Liability: Advice for Owners and Managers of Privately Held Businesses

Worker Classification: Avoiding Liability for Misclassification

Stokes Lawrence Named Best Law Firm for Third Consecutive Year

Strategies for Success under Health Care Reform

Krista Nelson Joins Stokes Lawrence's Employment Practice

Avoiding Personal Liability: Advice for Owners and Managers of Privately Held Businesses

Strategies for Success Under Health Care Reform

Best Practices for Retaining Employee Records

8 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

Stokes Lawrence Employment Law Institute Client Workshop

Stokes Lawrence Employment Law Institute CLE

Employment Law Beyond the Basics

"My Partner is a Jerk. What Can I Do?"

Nonqualified Deferred Compensation for Closely Held Businesses

Supreme Court Rules Closely Held Businesses Can Avoid Contraception Mandate

Nearly Half of Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

5 Tips for Protecting Your Business Through Effective Supervision

Stokes Lawrence Employment Practices Group Wins Summary Dismissal Against the EEOC on All Claims

Chambers USA Once Again Recognizes Carolyn Cairns and Shannon Jost As Leading Attorneys

OSHA's New Rule Creates Delicate Balancing Act for Food Industry Employers

Sarbanes-Oxley Implementation: Why Should Privately Held Companies and Nonprofit Entities Care About SOX?

Employers, Be Sure You Know the Four Steps to Employee Garnishment

As an Employer, There Is What You Can Do and What You Should Do. Is There a Difference?

Assessing Risk Under the Farm Labor Contractor Act

Stokes Lawrence Noted for Employment, IP and Litigation Practices

13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Don't Forget: October 1, 2013 ACA Notice Deadline for Employers

Farm Labor Contractor Law

"The Year in Review: Significant Federal Decisions in 2012"

20th Annual Employment Law Institute

Employment Litigation from Start to Finish

"Observations and Recent Appellate Developments in Washington State Employment Law"

Introduction to Employment Law Claims

12th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference

"Employment Law Issues for Non-Employment Lawyers"

19th Annual Employment Law Institute

"2011 Year in Review"

"The Changing Marketplace and its Impact on Physician Employment and Practices"

"Stark III: Did It Cripple Non-Competition Agreements In An Effort To Save Them?"

Recognition & Honors

Stokes Lawrence Named to 2017 Best Law Firms List

11 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to 2017 Best Lawyers List

Super Lawyers Names 17 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys to Top Lists

Carolyn Cairns and Shannon Jost Listed as Leading Lawyers in the 2016 Chambers USA

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers Award Stokes Lawrence Tier 1 Rankings in Seattle in Employment Law - Individuals, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management and Litigation - Labor & Employment

Stokes Lawrence Ranked Nationally for Labor Law - Management and Litigation - Labor & Employment

Justo Gonzalez Named American Arbitration Association Higginbotham Fellow

20 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Received AV Preeminent© Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell's highest ranking

Chambers USA Once Again Recognizes Carolyn Cairns and Shannon Jost As Leading Attorneys

8 Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America

Nearly Half of Stokes Lawrence Attorneys Named Washington Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Carolyn Cairns, Kelby Fletcher, Karolyn Hicks and Doug Lawrence Recognized Among Top 100 Lawyers in Washington

Carolyn Cairns, Karolyn Hicks and Shannon Jost Named to Top 50 Women Lawyers in Washington list

Stokes Lawrence Named to 2014 Best Law Firms List

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