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Tune Up Your Employee Handbook

Employee Handbook

Get your Employee Handbook ready for 2014!

Employment attorneys Mark BerryMary Drobka and Gillian Murphy will work with you to create or update your organization’s employee handbook.

  • Ask questions.
  • Get valuable advice.
  • Make your organization’s handbook an important tool for employee success.

Workshop Materials

Receive DWT’s new edition of the Model Employee Handbook (retails for $750). It includes:

  • Updated policies related to religious accommodations, cell phone use, Seattle’s new criminal background check ordinance, and much more!
  • Optional modifications to ensure compliance in California, Oregon, and Alaska.

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    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
    8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Workshop & Lunch


    $500 for first registrant, $75 for each additional registrant from same organization (Includes one Model Employee Handbook per organization)


    4.0 HRCI and CLE credits pending


    Park free in DWT building lot with validation from the seminar.


    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101

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The Moonlighting Survival Guide

If another entrepreneur tries to tell you that they haven’t leaned back in their home office late at night after working a 16-hour day and asked themselves, “What was I thinking,” they’re lying.  One of the hardest things about realizing your dream is the fact that nobody is going to do it for you.

There have been literally millions of men and women who, after a long day at work and putting the kids to bed, then sit down and start working on their own ideas.  It could be a simple idea for a startup or a lofty master plan bred out of obsession.  Either way, two things that those sitting late at night at their dining room table have in common are that (1) they’re not the first and (2) they’re not alone.

I am frequently asked by people who are thinking of pursuing a startup on the side – how do I do it?  How do I not get fired from my current job?  How do I make sure that I don’t pollute my new company’s IP with the IP of my current employer, thereby destroying or negating the value I am trying to create?  Unfortunately, those questions don’t necessarily have easy answers.  However, there are guideposts on this road.

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