Washington Employment Lawyers Association

WELA is comprised of attorneys, law professors, paralegals and law students devoted to the promotion of employee rights. WELA works to promote and increase public awareness of the rights of individual employees; enhance the quality of legal representation of employees; advocate for employee rights before courts and legislative bodies; and assist and support members in their practice of plaintiffs’ employment law.


Recent Developments In Employment Law

Medical Leave Brownbag Materials

WELA's Brownbag on Thursday was so informative!  A huge thank you to Reba Weiss and Sara Amies who lead the discussion.  If you missed the event you can access the materials HERE.

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This Thursday: WELA’s Medical Leave Brownbag

Members join us for WELA's Third Brown Bag CLE: Recap of Medical Leave Laws: FMLA, WLA, WFCA, and Others November 17, 2016 - 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm At 4:30 pm on November 17, 2016 join us for the third brown bag of the year. WELA is proud to present Reba Weiss and Sara Amies, who will discuss medical leave laws, including...

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Upcoming Member Events

WELA Member events include annual CLE’s, Brownbag Series and more. See our events page to find out more.

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WELA’s mission is to enforce and advance employee rights, in recognition that employment with dignity and fairness is fundamental to the quality of life. We do this by promoting and increasing public awareness of the rights of individual employees…


Washington Employment Lawyers Association’s member benefits are extremely valuable to those of us who devote a significant part of our practices to employment law.