On March 27, 2015, Kim Kamel and Bill Symmes will present a workshop at the 2015 Washington State Employment Law & Human Resource Conference at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. They will be lecturing on Understanding How to Interpret Washington and Federal leave law. This presentation will focus on eligibility, types of leave, limitations of leave, medical certifications, reinstatement and termination. An overview will also be provided of any pending or potential changes in legislation and the Department of Labor's new pregnancy discrimination guidelines. The Washington State Human Resources Council is the official Washington State affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The Washington State Employment Law & HR Conference is where key business decision makers, business owners, senior level officers, mid-level management and human resource professionals come to learn about important Washington State and Federal legislation and employment issues that will be impacting their business in the future. The Conference brings acclaimed employment law attorneys, national speakers and SHRM experts to the podium delivering powerful and impactful presentations on ever changing employment laws and legislative issues, as well as the role of HR practitioners and business leaders in these unique times.