Speaker Bios

Danielle Franco-Malone

Danielle Franco-Malone is a partner in the firm of Barnard Iglitzin & Lavitt LLP.  She considers herself inestimably lucky to fight every day to improve the lives of working people.  She devotes her practice to representing public- and private-sector union clients and community organizations in all aspects of litigation in state and federal court, arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and negotiations. Danielle’s practice also includes advising unions and nonprofits on campaign finance, tax issues, and day-to-day issues that arise in running an organization. Danielle graduated from the University of Washington, where she earned her J.D. and bachelor’s degree.

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Speaker's Classes Present/Past


Understanding Washington State PFMLA, Federal FMLA & Your Sick Leave Benefits

This session will help you navigate the alphabet soup of state and federal laws around family and medical leave, sick leave, and other common wage and hour issues in fire fighter contracts. We will cover the interplay of the FMLA and PFMLA, state Paid Sick Leave and CBA sick leave, and FLSA FAQs. Paid...

Paid Family Medical Leave Act

This class will explore some frequently asked questions around Washington’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, including the ability to use accrued leave while out on PFML, how to handle premium increases, relationship with other types of leave (workers’ comp, FMLA, paid sick leave), what to do if an employer says you’re not...

How to Not Get Sued

This class will cover some of the common issues unions must navigate that can lead to problems down the road, including: grievance handling, complying with the duty of fair representation, avoiding defamation lawsuits, conducting votes of no confidence and other criticism of leadership, and engaging in the political world without committing campaign finance violations....