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Public Employers

We serve a diverse array of Washington public employers, providing counsel on a wide variety of labor and employment matters. We also help build their internal knowledge and skills to address workplace issues and evolving obligations. We do this work with appreciation that our clients provide important, often essential services to their communities while being responsible to taxpayers, facing public scrutiny, and working within fiscal constraints.

Employment Issues

Public employers must comply with constitutional requirements that can lead to employment-related claims. We advise public-sector employers to help them navigate complex issues involving:

In addition to constitutional law, we serve the wide range of public employers’ needs, including:

Labor Issues

In the face of budget pressures and constant change, public employers are challenged to find innovative workplace solutions that serve their missions, their represented employees, and their bottom line. We bring extensive experience in this highly specialized and complex area of law, including: