Steven R. Peltin - Foster Pepper PLLC
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Steven R. Peltin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012

Steve chairs the firm’s Business and Employment & Labor practices. His work covers the gamut of employment and labor law. His advice practice is dedicated to helping employers solve problems such as employee discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment claims, and threats of employee violence. Steve enhances employee handbooks and prepares and negotiates employment, confidentiality and non-compete agreements. He also counsels executives and professionals on employment and separation agreements, and assists with corporate transactions such as purchases and sales of businesses.

Steve has extensive litigation experience and represents public and private employers in lawsuits claiming discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge and violations of wage and hour, employee benefits, trade secrets and non-compete obligations. He also appears before local, state and federal administrative agencies and arbitrators in employment and labor matters.

Additional Information

Experience — Employment and labor counsel in sales of business, including due diligence, drafting of purchase agreement language, preparation of offer letters, executive employment agreements and employee communications.
  • Assistance to client in reductions in force.
  • Counseling of clients facing threat of workplace violence.
  • Creation of documentation for background investigations, hiring, leaves of absence, requests for disability accommodation, last chance agreement and severance agreements.
  • Preparation of policies such as travel pay, use of cell phones and social media.
  • Management training on employment law topics, including avoiding harassment and discrimination, performance management and hiring.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison BA 1978Cornell Law School J.D. 1983

    Office Location

    1111 Third Avenue, Suite 3000
    Seattle, WA 98101-3292
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Labor Law - Management
    Litigation - Labor and Employment