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SEMINAR: 30th Annual Labor and Employment Seminar (Portland)

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Please join us on Tuesday, April 2, for our 30th Annual Labor and Employment Seminar as we team with Oregon Business magazine’s 2013 “Best Companies to Work For in Oregon.” The seminar will be held at the Portland Hilton. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; program is held from 8 a.m. to noon.

This annual seminar, geared toward Employers, Managers, Human Resource Professionals and Corporate Counsel, is part of our ongoing Employment Law School For ManagersSM Series.

This seminar has been pre-approved for 3.25 HRCI credit hours. CLE credits will also be available. 
HRCI Approved for Credit Seal

April 2, 2013


7:30 – 8 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

8 – 8:05 a.m. – Welcome and Introduction

8:05 – 9 a.m. – Are They Really Independent Contractors?  Enforcement Trends and “Best Practices” to Avoid the Wrath of the IRS and BOLI — Carter M. Mann and Jeremy Babener, Lane Powell PC
More than ever, erroneous, independent contractor status can be a costly hotbed for employers, given renewed scrutiny by federal and state regulators.  Learn how changing definitions and compliance expectations can get you into trouble, and leave with a plan on how to avoid mistaken independent contractor classifications.

9 – 9:45 a.m. – What You Need to Know About the EEOC’s Vote Approving Class-Based Initiatives — Susan K. Eggum, Lane Powell PC
With the recent approval of the Strategic Enforcement Plan, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) hopes to eliminate systematic barriers in the screening, hiring and compensation processes for several protected classes of workers and job applicants.  The plan will set forth the EEOC’s national priorities and will implement changes in the responsibilities among its national and field offices for 2012-2016.  We will discuss what impact this will have on employers’ hiring, compensation, retention and promotion practices.

9:45 – 10 a.m. – Break

10 – 10:45 a.m. – Handling Charlie Sheen:  What to Do When Employees Go Wild — David G. Hosenpud, Lane Powell PC
Bizarre, unpredictable, embarrassing and criminal conduct by employees and officers may require personnel actions.  Often these decisions need to be made quickly to protect not only the employer but also other employees.  We will review real-life examples with practical advice on how to prevent such situations and what to do after it’s too late.

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. – Annual Labor and Employment Law Update and the Road Ahead:  Lessons for Best Employers — Paul M. Ostroff, Lane Powell PC
A review of legal developments in the past year, effective management strategies for responding to changes in the law, and a look at trends and possible future developments. Highlights include developments in employment discrimination law, wage and hour developments, National Labor Relations Board regulation of social media, regulatory initiatives by state and federal agencies, and developments in managing leave and disabilities in the workplace.

Hilton Portland
Pavilion Ballroom
921 S.W. 6th Avenue
Portland, OR
For directions, visit the Portland Hilton website.
(Please note that parking will be at your own expense.)

Cost for this seminar is $75 prepay online; $90 at the door.

Questions? Contact:
Kelley Johnson

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.