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Washington State’s Sick Leave, Paid Leave, & Pregnancy Accommodation Laws

April 4 @ (Pacific Time) 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Washington is moving to the forefront of states establishing paid leave for employees. This session will discuss the latest developments in Washington’s sick leave law, paid medical and family leave, and pregnancy accommodation law, with a focus on what employers need to do to prepare to implement them.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the fundamental elements of the new Washington paid leave law, and how start preparing now
Learn how Washington sick leave law is structured, and key implementation issues
Learn how the Washington sick leave law compares to Oregon’s sick leave law, and considerations for creating a comprehensive sick leave policy

HRCI: 1 Credit
SHRM: 1 Credit – Trupp HR is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credit (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP


Christine Thelen, Director of HR ServicesChristine Thelen

Christine Thelen is the Director of HR Services at Trüpp, a human resources company that provides HR consulting services, HR outsourcing, and leadership development solutions. Christine currently leads the project team, where her breadth of experience and expertise provide a substantial foundation for Trüpp’s HR consulting services.

Christine has extensive experience assisting clients with the drafting and implementation of compliant HR policy, providing training and counsel, and conducting employment investigations, with a strong focus on employment law. As Director of HR Services at Trüpp, she advises on complex employment issues, creates client-specific employment policies and documents, leads our manager training program and employee engagement survey services, and provides compensation planning support. Her broader experience portfolio also includes training employees and supervisors on policies and procedures, facilitating process improvement and providing practical legal advice and guidance on employment law for a variety of organizations. Christine’s background has contributed to a firm understanding of business operations and the ability to advise organizations on developing and implementing practical and effective policy and process improvements.

Christine graduated from Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law with a Doctor of Law (JD). Her undergraduate work includes a BA in Government and Economics from Claremont McKenna College and has her Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM – SCP certifications.

Contact: christine.thelen@trupphr.com | 503.828.0255 x107


April 4
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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160 NE 6th Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97232 United States


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