Sean M. Worley - Associate, Yakima

Sean M. Worley

Associate | Yakima


Sean is a litigator in our Yakima office and represents private and municipal employers in labor and employment matters. Sean represents employers before state and federal agencies on matters involving wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wage and hour issues (including class action defense),whistleblower conduct, breach of contract, non-competition, FMLA, ADA/WLAD, as well as matters involving unions and collective bargaining.

Sean is a former Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Yakima County Prosecuting Attorney's Office where he worked in the Corporate Counsel Division, District Court Unit, and Special Assault Unit. Most recently, Sean spent six years at a Yakima firm assisting clients in labor and employment matters. 

Admissions

  • Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D., 2013
  • Dakota Wesleyan University, B.A., 2009, cum laude

Representative Matters

Successfully appealed and overturned NLRB’s conclusion that employer froze pay increases and bonuses in order to discriminate against employees for their union activity. Advanced Life Systems, Inc. v. National Labor Board, 898 F.3d 38 (D.C. Cir. 2018)

Wage & Hour Class Action in Trucking Industry. Obtained favorable pre-mediation settlement of piece-rate, rest break claims. (Adams County Sup. Crt. 2018)

Wage & Hour Class Action in Trucking Industry. Obtained favorable settlement of piece-rate, rest breaks claims at mediation. (Yakima County Sup. Crt. 2018)

Publications & Presentations

  • Presenter, Washington Farm Bureau, AG HR Bootcamp (Feb 25-26, 2019)
  • Presenter, Washington Farm Bureau, AG HR Bootcamp (Jan 28-29, 2019)
  • Presenter, Washington Farm Bureau, AG HR Bootcamp (Dec 6-7, 2018)
  • Presenter, “Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family & Medical Leave,” Employment Law Update (Feb 27, 2018)
  • Panelist, “2018 Employment Update: What You Need to Know,” Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce (Jan 8, 2018)
  • Presenter, “Initiative 1433 – Paid Sick Leave Requirements,” Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce (Dec 11, 2017)
  • Presenter, “Paid Sick Leave and Paid Family & Medical Leave,” 2017 Washington Farm Bureau 97th Annual Meeting & Trade Show (Nov 15, 2017)
  • Presenter, “Wage & Hours Laws and Nonprofits,” Washington Nonprofits Employment Law Workshop (June 1, 2017)