Quick-Start Shoreline Business Workshop, Tuesday June 14

Monday, June 13, 2011

Quick-Start Shoreline Business Workshop Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave N. Shoreline WA 98133

Quick-Start Shoreline is presented by Shoreline Community College Small Business Accelerator and the City of Shoreline. These workshops are designed to be helpful for start-up, existing or potential business owners. Sessions are free and open to the public.

“Three Perilous Phases of the Employment Relationship.”

This talk outlines potential pitfalls and risk reduction strategies for the three most often litigated phases of the employer/employee relationship: hiring, discipline, and termination. Ben will also address some of the advantages of having insurance for employment claims and discuss some of the advantages to businesses in insurance coverage disputes in Washington due to recent changes in Washington law.

Ben VandenBerghe is a Shoreline native and attended Shorewood High School. Ben and his wife live in Edmonds and are still involved in the Shoreline community both in their personal lives and through Ben's representation of local companies and individuals. Ben received his BA in History from the University of Washington in 2000 and graduated from the University of Washington School of Law in 2004.

Ben is a partner in the downtown Seattle law firm of Montgomery Purdue Blankinship & Austin PLLC, a well established general business firm of 25 attorneys in a variety of practice areas that primarily support businesses and business owners. Ben is a general business attorney with a focus on commercial and civil litigation with an emphasis on employment, construction, real estate, and insurance disputes. Ben's firm profile can be found here.


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