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Tahoma Law PLLC is focused on one thing:  representing employers on labor and employment law issues.  Our clients range from local businesses with a few employees to multi-national corporations employing thousands.  We have twenty years of experience advising employers regarding all areas of labor and employment law issues such as reductions in force; protecting trade secrets; drafting and enforcing non-competition agreements; developing and implementing employee policies and handbooks; resolving wage and hour issues; providing religious and disability accommodations; managing absenteeism, tardiness, and leaves of absence; federal contractor compliance; prevailing wage issues; sexual harassment training; conducting workplace investigations; and helping employers remain union-free.

We understand that many employers feel the law is against them, making it impossible to operate a business without ending up in court.   But that does not have to be true.   With our in-depth knowledge of labor and employment law; our experience advising employers; our history of successfully litigating labor and employment cases; and our past experience in management; we help employers put the law on their side.

We have effectively represented employers in front of such agencies as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor & Industries, Washington’s Employment Security Department, the Washington Human Rights Commission, Washington’s Labor & Industries, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board.   We have also successfully tried cases in arbitrations, before state and federal administrative law judges, and in bench and jury trials in state and federal court.

Our mission is to:

  • Exceed our clients’ expectations about what good legal service means.  We are accessible, we immediately return calls and emails, we keep clients continually informed about their matters, and we don’t speak legalese.
  • Partner with clients to develop practical solutions to workplace issues.  A great lawyer does more than just tell clients what the law is.  We get to know our clients’ business needs so we can help them develop solutions tailored to meet those needs – solutions that  also comply with the law.
  • Provide a cost-effective alternative to downtown law firms.   Because labor and employment law is the only thing we do, we keep our overhead low, and we use technology to leverage our efficiencies, we are able to provide high-quality legal work that simply costs less.