Overview

About Adam

Adam Belzberg represents and advises employers, from small businesses to international corporations, in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has particular experience representing employers in the agriculture, construction, and energy industries.

Employment Counseling & Litigation

Adam’s litigation experience includes class action and individual litigation arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other state and federal employment laws. Adam also provides daily advice and counsel to employers on employment issues including employment policies, non-compete, non-solicitation, and trade secret issues.

Labor Relations

Adam is well-versed in traditional labor relations law. He regularly represents management before the NLRB in cases involving union representation and unfair labor practices, negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and arbitrating labor and employment disputes on behalf of management.

 

Adam Belzberg represents employers in the agriculture, energy, retail, and construction sectors in a range of labor and employment matters. He has an established class action practice.

“‘I think very highly of him.’ ‘He always shows a personal commitment to providing us with extraordinary legal advice and services.’”
 —Chambers 2022         

 

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Honors

Honors & Activities

  • Selected as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” (Washington) by Chambers USA (currently: Labor & Employment), 2017–2022
  • Listed in Washington Super Lawyers® (Labor & Employment, Employment Litigation), 2014–2015
  • Preferred Provider, Washington Farm Labor Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Practice and Procedure Under the NLRA Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Fair Labor Standards Legislation Committee
  • Member, King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, Oregon State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Contributing Editor, “Fair Labor Standards Act,” treatise supplement, BNA, 2004–present
  • “Labor Law Update,” SHRM/Stoel Rives 20th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2022
  • “Living in a White Collar World,” Stoel Rives LLP webinar, October 2020
  • “Webinar: Taming the Covid Chaos Part 7: Union Management Issues,” Stoel Rives LLP webinar, May 2020
  • “Labor and Employment Breakfast Briefing: Debriefing the 2019 Legislative Session and New Employment Laws,” Stoel Rives LLP, September 2019
  • “Traditional Labor Update,” SHRM/Stoel Rives 15th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, March 2017
  • “Extra Pay for Piece Rate,” Washington Farm Labor Association webinar, March 2016
  • “If You Don’t Like the Score, Change the Rules: The Campaign to Increase Unionization,” Stoel Rives Breakfast Seminar, November 2014
  • “Workplace Drug Testing,” Washington Farm Labor Association, July 2014
  • “Hiring, Discipline & Termination: Guidelines for Claims Avoidance,” Washington Farm Labor Association Annual Labor Conference, February 2013
  • “Who Needs An Employee Handbook?” Washington Farm Labor Association Annual Labor Conference, February 2013
  • “Hot Goods Injunctions,” G.S. Long Grower Meeting, January 2013
  • “Employee Handbooks,” Washington Farm Labor Association, October 2012
  • “Rainbows and Pitfalls of Labor Relations,” EO Labor & Employment Briefing, August 2012
  • “Your Company’s Social Security No Match Policy,” Washington Farm Labor Association Webinar Series, June 2012
  • Author, “Final Decision-Maker’s Independent Termination Decision Insulated Lower-Level Supervisor from Liability for Retaliation,” Matthew Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin, 2009
  • Author, “Supreme Court Denies Certiorari: Conflict over FLSA’s Fire Protection Overtime Exemption Continues to Burn,” Matthew Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin, 2009
  • “Family and Medical Leave Act,” Lorman Educational Services, 2008
  • Co-Author, “Sprint v. Mendelsohn,” Expert Commentary, LexisNexis, 2008
  • Revisions Editor, “Employment Law Deskbook,” Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 2002–2007



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