The HRnovations Team 


Tuesday July 17, 2012


8:00 - 11:00am (Continental Breakfast starts at 7:30am)



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Residence Inn Marriott 
605 114th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98044

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This program has been approved for 2.75 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

HR Hot Spots: Navigating the Leave Maze 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012:  Session with Jeff James, JD

It's not unusual to deal with multiple types of leave laws for one employee situation.  It can be a challenge to understand the complexity and coordination of leave entitlements, including workers' compensation, disability, Washington State family, pregnancy disability, domestic violence, and military family leaves, as well as FMLA.

Join us in this interactive session to learn from a local expert:  Jeff James, shareholder at Sebris Busto James - one of Seattle's leading labor and employment law specialty firms and Amy Efroymson - Principal at HRnovations.  Jeff and Amy will share tips, tools, and best practices for this challenging and complex topic.

Included in the presentation will be an overview of the applicable state and federal laws that Washington employers need to understand and be aware of, including a legal update of recent case developments.  Participants will work through hypothetical scenarios and break into small groups to interact with, and learn from, their HR peers.


Jeffrey A. James is a shareholder with SEBRIS BUSTO JAMES.  He has represented employers in labor and employment matters since 1988.  Jeff's practice focuses on helping employers comply with state, federal and local employment laws and defending employers when litigation arises.  He also procecutes matters on behalf of employers seeking to enforce employment agreements, restrictive covenants, or other obligations.  Jeff is a trial and appellate attorney who has successfully represented clients in proceedings before state and federal courts at all levels, as well as before administrative agencies and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.  Jeff is a frequent speaker at legal and industry seminars on issues affecting the workplace.


Amy EAmy Efroymson, SPHR,  is a Principal and Consulting Manager at HRnovations.  She is primarily responsible for oversight of HRnovations’ consulting staff and client services.  In addition, Amy supports HRnovations’ clients with organizational assessments, employee relations, executive coaching, training development, and employee communications programs.  Her work experience includes over seventeen years in human resources services as a practitioner and consultant, with specific experience in health care, biotech/life science, apparel, distribution, and manufacturing industries.  Prior to joining HRnovations, Amy was the human resources manager for Seattle Children’s Hospital and the regional director of human resources for Cardinal Health.  Amy has a BA from Whitman College and earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification (SPHR).