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Ross Farr

Ross Farr

Attorney at Law

Seattle
Washington
Licensed in
WA
Seattle University
School of Law
About
Ross Farr advises large and small employers on employment law and workplace disputes. Ross partners with his clients to avoid litigation and create practical, scalable solutions to workplace legal issues with emphasis on prevention and mediating workplace conflict.
Ross' depth of experience includes helping employers prevent and respond to claims of discrimination and harassment; accommodate disabilities under state and federal law; correctly categorize employees as exempt or non-exempt under state and federal law and other overtime issues; comply with the Family Medical Leave Act and other leave issues; negotiate employment contracts,
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15
Years
experience
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Nordstrom

Employment Counsel

Feb 2013 - May 2016

Investigated and responded to charges brought by the EEOC and state agencies.
Supported human resource staff in large retail stores in the Northwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Advised Human Resources on preventing and appropriately responding to claims of harassment and discrimination, off-the-clock work and other wage and hour issues, reasonable accommodation and FMLA issues.

Feb 2013 - May 2016

Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC

Partner (Member)

Jul 2005 - Feb 2013

Defended employers against discrimination claims as lead counsel before the EEOC, State Human Rights Commission. Advised employers on creative and practical solutions to workplace legal issues with emphasis on prevention. Issues included discrimination and accommodating disabilities under state and federal law, correctly categorizing employees as exempt or non-exempt under the FLSA.

Jul 2005 - Feb 2013

Larson Hart & Shepherd PLLC

Associate

Sep 2003 - Jun 2005

Employment litigation and general busines litigation.

Sep 2003 - Jun 2005

Washington State Supreme Court

Judicial Clerk

Aug 2002 - Aug 2003

Assisted Justice Charles W. Johnson in researching and drafting opinions of the Court.

Aug 2002 - Aug 2003

Washington State Court of Appeals

Judicial Clerk

Aug 2001 - Aug 2001

Assisted Judge Elaine Houghton with researching and writing opinions of the Court.

Aug 2001 - Aug 2001

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