Foster Pepper’s Employment & Labor attorneys are skilled at advising employers in preventive counseling and compliance with employment and labor laws and in successfully defending clients when disputes lead to adversarial proceedings or litigation. Our team is proud to consistently be recognized by U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as a leading employment law practice in Washington state.

We provide practical advice to assist our clients in ensuring policies and procedures align with company goals and objectives. We have vast experience representing clients in matters including disability and discrimination, class action defense, human resources policies and procedures, terminations and reductions in workforce, wage and hour matters, workplace investigations and more. We also engage with professionals during workplace transitions and review employment agreements and non-compete agreements, as well as provide strategic advice to enhance their position in negotiations.

Our attorneys who are actively engaged in employment and labor matters include:

  • Steve Peltin chairs Foster Pepper’s Business and Employment, Labor & Benefits practices. His work covers the gamut of employment and labor law and his advice practice is dedicated to helping employers solve problems such as employee discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment claims, and threats of employee violence. He also enhances employee handbooks and prepares and negotiates employment, confidentiality and non-compete agreements. Steve also counsels executives and professionals on employment and separation agreements and assists with corporate transactions, including purchases and sales of businesses.
  • Alicia Feichtmeir focuses her employment practice on advising public and private employers on compliance with various federal, state and local employment laws including wage-and-hour, leaves of absence and anti-discrimination regulations. She has defended employers in agency and court proceedings involving harassment and discrimination, whistleblower actions, wrongful discharge, trade secret misappropriate and unemployment claims.