Washington Employment Lawyers Association

WELA is composed 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

University President Entitled to Qualified Immunity on Former Employee’s Claim for Deprivation of Liberty Interest without Due Process

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Plaintiff worked as the executive director for a public radio station and related foundation, both affiliated with a state university. He reported to the university president. The university president became concerned with how the foundation was spending its money. An audit determined that there was an inherent conflict of interest in having...

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US Sct. Will decide if the ADEA Employee Minimum applies to Public Employers

Does the ADEA 20 Employee Minimum Apply to Public Employers? Court Will Tell Us The Court granted review of whether, under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the same 20-employee minimum that applies to private employers also applies to political subdivisions of a state, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th Circuits have held,...

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WELA's MISSION

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…

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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.