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; enhancing the quality of legal representation of employees; advocating for employee rights before courts and legislative bodies; and assisting and supporting members in their practice of plaintiffs? employment law.
WELA is comprised of attorneys, law professors, paralegals and law students devoted to the promotion of employee rights. We welcome you to our website and hope that you find what you are looking for here.
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WELA is very active in providing amicus briefs on issues that affect workers in Washington. In the past several years, we have weighed in on every Washington State Supreme Court case, and many Court of Appeals and Ninth Circuit cases, interpreting employment law, by either submitting an amicus brief or assisting the plaintiff?s attorney in presenting his or her argument.
WELA publishes its Membership Directory on an annual basis. This directory includes contact information about every WELA member, as well as information about the areas of practice of each member.
WELA offers a series of events including a once-a-year, WELA presents a full-day CLE devoted to the cutting-edge issues facing plaintiff’s employment lawyers. The seminar is typically held at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, Washington.
WELA is very active in providing amicus briefs on issues that affect workers in Washington. In the past several years, we have weighed in on every Washington State Supreme Court case interpreting employment law.