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Date: October 1, 2018
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SEATTLE (October 1, 2018) - Andy Lukes has joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in Seattle as an Associate. His practice will focus on representing and advising employers in their dealings with labor unions.    

He joins the firm from the Public Employment Relations Commission where he served as a labor mediator and hearing examiner. There, Andy successfully mediated resolutions to more than 100 labor disputes and issued binding decisions in unfair labor practice proceedings.

His experience includes union organizing campaigns, representation and election proceedings, collective bargaining, contract negotiations, grievance settlement negotiations, grievance arbitration, unfair labor practice settlement negotiations, and unfair labor practice hearings.

Additionally, Andy will advise employers in non-union contexts regarding wage and hour laws, discrimination, disability issues such as the duty to provide reasonable accommodations, and state and federal leave laws.    

Andy received his J.D., cum laude, from Gonzaga University School of Law.

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