Focusing on employment and labor law, Kathy represents employers and employees in a wide range of employment-related issues, including discrimination, sexual harassment, disciplinary determinations, wrongful termination, wage-and-hour issues and unfair competition claims. She advises clients on matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Washington Minimum Wage Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the federal and state anti-discrimination laws, the federal and state Family and Medical Leave Acts, the National Labor Relations Act and the Public Employees’ Collective Bargaining Act. Kathy assists clients in drafting, negotiating and implementing employment contracts and manuals and provides individual training and education programs for employers. She also represents employers in labor negotiations and disputes, including representation questions, contract and disciplinary grievances and unfair labor practice charges.
Kathy regularly serves as an independent fact-finding investigator, for purposes of investigating workplace complaints, conflict and disputes. She has performed over 200 investigations for both public and private employers, and her investigations have included high profile and complex cases and a wide variety of employment issues and concerns.