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Update on Employment Laws and Litigation Trends

  • Wed, January 17, 2024
  • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM (PST)
  • Mount Rainier Conference Room, CenterPoint Corporate Park (be sure to enter at same side as day care playground), 20809 72nd Ave South, Kent, WA 98032
  • 3


  • An individual who is an active member of the South King County SHRM Chapter.
  • An individual who is not a member of the South King County SHRM Chapter
  • An individual who is attending college full-time.
  • An individual who is on the SKC SHRM Chapter Board of Directors.

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Catharine Morisset

Litigation Partner

Fisher Phillips LLC

2023 was an active year for employment-related legislation. This informative update will provide timely information on hot topics in HR and employment law. Attendees will learn about new statutes and case law that require new policies for their organization, such as  pre-employment drug testing limits and confidentiality agreements. We will also explore practical solutions to hot litigation areas such as job posting compliance.

Attendees will:

  • Learn about key compliance issues in employment law
  • Identify areas in their organization to target for an audit
  • Develop a list of action items for updates to policies, trainings, and agreements


    7:15 a.m. - Check-in and breakfast begins.   Breakfast buffet features scrambled eggs topped with cheese blend; pan-fried ranch potatoes; smoked peppered bacon and sausage links; seasonal fruit; assorted chilled juices; water, coffee and tea.  

    7:45 a.m. - Announcements

    8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Presentation   

    About Catharine

    Catharine Morisset is a litigation partner in Fisher Phillips’ Seattle office, representing local and national employers in state and federal courts, on appeal, and also before the EEOC and similar state agencies in all aspects of workplace law, such as the ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, FCRA, NLRA, Title VII, UTSA, and similar state laws.

    Catharine believes in working closely with clients to address workplace issues proactively and as a valued partner to develop a successful workforce.  She uses her litigation experience to work closely with clients across all industries to provide effective preventive counseling and workforce training. This includes regularly advising and training clients on drug testing, background checks, hiring, diversity, wage-hour compliance, leaves, noncompetition agreements, reasonable accommodations, investigations, employment agreements, discipline, terminations, and mass layoffs. 

    Catharine is an experienced management and workforce trainer, sharing her legal knowledge and experience in an accessible, dynamic, and interactive manner. As part of her commitment to fostering successful workplaces, Catharine is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  She is an accomplished speaker, who is often invited to address members across the state and the Pacific Northwest in all areas of workplace law. Catharine proudly demonstrates her commitment to advancing women in the legal profession as a member of the firm’s Women’s Initiative and Leadership Council steering committee.

    Pending approval for 1.5 SHRM PDC and 1.5 HRCI Credits

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