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APLDWA offers monthly programs designed to meet the goals of our chapter and the needs of our members. Programs address issues related to professional growth, design exposure, national certification and business/legislative advocacy. Unique venues and fresh approaches are always sought, and networking is integral to every program. Programs evolve from member suggestions, so be sure to share your thoughts with the program committee!
Your Right to Practice- The Devil is in the Details
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 - 8:30am-12:00pm
At: Montlake Community Center
1618 E Calhoun St, Seattle, WA 98112
There is a large parking lot adjacent the building. Please check the website for a map and directions from your location.
$40.00 for members- members only meeting
Join us for a 3 hour training on the details of our rights and responsibilities for practicing a robust array of landscape design services in the state of Washington. Through this course we increase the level of knowledge of “what the right to practice” means in our state. Legally, professionally and safely. Throughout the morning we will have an attorney, specialty insurance agent and L and I representative give us the latest rules and regulations and best practices pertaining to contractor licensing and registration, and insurance. Q and A to follow each segment. Bring your questions and documents for tweaking! This program will sell out!
We will be serving coffee, tea and water along with light snacks such as muffins and fruit Please arrive early to grab your coffee and snack before the program; we will start promptly at 9:00 am.
Our guest speakers are:
Hana KernAttorney from Ryan Swanson Cleveland
Hana is a member of Ryan Swanson’s litigation group and helps businesses, small and large, with a variety of issues, including contract and employment disputes, construction law and complex litigation.
Hana will speak on:
- Structuring your business (Corporation, LLC, partnership, etc.)
- Employees (minimum wage, hiring and firing, addressing employee complaints, exempt vs. nonexempt employees)
- Contracts (Limiting your exposure, use of various types of contract terms)
- Contractor liens and the courts (filing liens, suing, defending lawsuits, arbitration vs. lawsuit)
Jesse Jameson from Washington State L and I offices will speak on:
- Registration requirements for various types of businesses
- Specialty contracting
- Disclosure statements and enforcement
Brendon Neponfrom PLC Insurance
Brendon Nepon is a Commercial Account Executive with PLC Insurance in Lynnwood. He specializes in Commercial Insurance and Surety, with a primary focus on Green industries including Landscape Contractors, Designers, Nurseries and Environmental Consultants. He is the current Vice President of both the King & Snohomish County chapters of WALP, and is considered one of the leading experts in his industry.
Brendon attended the University of Arizona, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance in 2006. Prior to his work in Insurance, he was a Financial Analyst and Vice President at Hypo Real Estate Capital Corp and Brock Capital Group in Manhattan.
Brendon will speak on:
- The basics of insurance coverage for designers vs. design build firms
- The issue of risk transfer on the job site
- Other key elements of coverage for Washington state designers
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Please note our refund policy: In the event that APLDWA has to cancel any APLDWA sponsored event for any reason, we will provide upon request, refunds to the maximum extent possible. Attendee refunds will be available, upon request, if the cancellation is made no later than one week in advance of the event.