FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) has become more and more challenging for the HR professional to administer and the employer’s responsibilities continues to grow. Are you knowledgeable on the various aspects of FMLA that your company needs to be in compliance with, as well as the accommodations you need to provide employees who are eligible for such leave? Join us for this very informative Chapter meeting, presented by Angela Goto, SHRM-CP, PHR and Suzan Sturholm, SPHR from All Things HR, LLC, who will provide an overview of FMLA and all of the requirements and best practices associated with it. The topics to be discussed are:

  • General overview of the FMLA
  • Required FMLA paperwork you need to provide the employee
  • General accommodations employers need to provide
  • Recent changes as it pertains to the application of Paid Leave
  • HR best practices for the administration of FMLA
  • Administrating employee benefits to those on FMLA leave
  • Communicating best practices
  • Common mistakes HR professionals and employers make


Cost: $30 Members, $40 Non-Members, Students $10

1 hour Credit pending with SHRM & HRCI

Our chapter meetings are regularly held on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Mukilteo

Thursday, April 26th

Taking a “Deeper Dive” into the Nuts and Bolts of FMLA (Part Two)

8:00am – 9:30am

All Things HR, LLC Conference Room, 4210 198th St. SW Ste. 105, Lynnwood, WA 98036

After attending the April 12th Chapter Meeting overview of the FMLA, join us for a “Deeper Dive” workshop into the administration functions of FMLA. During this “Deeper Dive”  we will cover in detail:

  • When and how to complete the required FMLA paperwork
  • HR Best practice documentation and  letters to provide employees
  • Requirements and best practices for FMLA Tracking
  • Required and best practice employee benefits letters to provide employees on leave
  • What does the “interactive Process” look like?
  • Reasonable accommodations: What does that look like and what is the definition of reasonable?
  • How to incorporate ADA, WLAD, and now WA PSSL into FMLA leaves
  • How to stay in regular communication with those out on leave
  • How to address common FMLA problems and challenges

Registration for April 26th date – details will be provided at the April 12th meeting


Suzan Sturholm, SPHR

Suzan is the President of All Things HR, LLC.  She has more than twenty five years of human resources, executive level management and business development experience, with specialties in employee relations, training and development, strategic planning and creating and restructuring effective and efficient HR Departments.

Suzan is an innovative HR professional skilled at creating cost-effective solutions for complex business problems. She has been recognized for her vision, strategic planning and tactical implementation.  Suzan is a results-orientated professional and has experience with both union and non-union settings.

Suzan believes that good HR helps provide a solid foundation for a growing company.  Her passion is in facilitating the structuring of clients HR departments that will help to grow and nurture long-term and loyal employees which will in turn grow the client’s business.

Through her approach, she helps managers develop responsibilities to hire and develop engaged, passionate, dedicated employees. She engages executive teams to train and develop passionate, dedicated managers and supervisors. And her work includes guiding company presidents and CEOs in creating mission, vision, and company values to which everyone in the company can commit – including themselves.

When she’s not at the office, she can be found traveling the world, spending time with family, friends, and all things with fur and with four legs; and trying to live life to the fullest – every day.

Angela Goto, SHRM-CP, PHR

Angela Goto is a collaborative human resource professional with fifteen years of HR experience gained in a fast paced, results orientated environment. She has worked with workgroups both large and small union and non-union environments.

Before Joining All Things HR team in Lynnwood & Seattle areas, Angela was a Human Resource Business Partner at a WA based community bank. Her role as strategic partner in supporting forty-eight branches in western WA and northern CA included a string focus in employee relations, investigations, performance management and recruitment.

Angela’s career began in the northwest division of a national department store.  She served in several Human Resource positions of increasing responsibility in the stores, the Division Headquarters, and finally as the Regional Recruiter for twelve stores in western and central WA. She demonstrates a commitment to building a solid partnership with managers and employees to meet objectives consistent with an organization’s values and priorities. Angela likes to imagine the role of HR as helping leadership grow their business through the performance of people.

Angela is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). In her free time, she enjoys the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, watching a hometown team, or indulging in some local cuisine.



Event Location: Hilton Garden Inn - 8401 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275
Date & Time: April 12, 2018; Registration at 7:00am; Meeting 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.