Erin Jacobson JD

Erin Jacobson is the Director of Legal & HR Advice for Archbright, where she manages Archbright’s team of Attorneys and HR Advisors, as well as provides advice and counsel to members on complex employment law and labor relations issues. Prior to joining Archbright in 2016, Erin held the role of Assistant City Attorney with the City of Spokane since 2009, serving as chief negotiator with the City’s seven labor unions; advising the City on labor and employment practices and policies; and representing the City in labor arbitrations, PERC hearings, and other labor-related disputes. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and was admitted to the Washington Bar in 2001, the Idaho Bar in 2016, and the Oregon Bar in 2018.

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Vaccine Roundup: Answers to Employers’ Most Common Vaccination Questions

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