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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Rebecca A. Boyette

Rebecca A. Boyette

Associate

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Oregon, U.S.A.

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Profile

Rebecca Boyette helps clients in the healthcare and manufacturing and distribution industries navigate the bumpy road of employment law. She advises on day-to-day issues such as employee handbooks, leave laws, discipline and terminations. When necessary, Rebecca defends clients in court and before state and federal agencies in claims involving discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, family and medical leave, and disabilities. She works with employers of all sizes, from local businesses with a handful of employees to large national companies with hundreds of employees across multiple states.

Rebecca is a responsive, friendly and efficient practitioner who works collaboratively with clients to find workable solutions to employment issues. Whether crafting employment policies for a small dental practice, advising a large food distribution company on complex employee leave laws or zealously defending a surgical practice in a whistleblower lawsuit, Rebecca will customize her approach to reach clients’ goals and respect their budgets. 

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon

Education

  • University of Puget Sound, Bachelor of Arts degree, French & History, Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude (2009)
  • University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor, Order of the Coif (2013)
  • Université de Nantes, Law Study Abroad
  • Université de Bourgogne, French Language and Culture Certificate
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Achieved dismissal of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints against a hospital alleging discrimination and retaliation.
  • Represented a senior home-care services company in arbitration to enforce a no-hire agreement.
  • Achieved early settlement of a sex discrimination claim against a manufacturer of masonry products.
  • Presented employment risk management training to dental associations throughout Oregon.
  • Defended a national manufacturer of agricultural products in a disability discrimination lawsuit and achieved a favorable settlement.

Articles

  • Oregon Dairy Farmers Rest Breaks and Meal Periods: Tips to Stay in Compliance
  • Washington Dairy Farmers Rest Breaks and Meal Periods: Tips to Stay in Compliance
  • Impactful Wage Litigation for Washington Farmers
  • Oregon Governor Signs Off on Historic Minimum-Wage Increase
  • Employers Beware—Reserving Light Duty for On-The-Job Injuries May Violate the ?Pregnancy Discrimination Act

Seminar

  • Healthcare Industry Employers' Forum
  • Oregon Dairy Farmers Annual Convention
  • Oregon 2017 Employment & Employee Benefit Seminar
  • Top Employment and Employee Benefit Issues to Look for in 2017
  • Oregon Dental Convention

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