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Lane Powell’s Annual Labor and Employment Seminar Teams with Oregon Business Magazine’s ‘100 Best Conference: Building Better Workplaces’ (Portland)

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Oregon State Bar has approved this program for 3.0 general credits, and the HR Certification Institute has approved it for 3.0 credit hours.

This day-long conference for CEOs, business owners and HR professionals, provides Best Practices for Best Employers by Lane Powell attorneys, employment industry experts, business leaders and company winners of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon.”

Date: September 11, 2008

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Portland Art Museum – Mark Building (1119 SW Park Ave., Portland)

Cost: Use the Lane Powell Partner Code, Only4U, for a discounted rate of $225 instead of the normal price of $275. Cost includes breakfast, lunch and full access to all tracks and sessions.

Lane Powell Legal Track

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration begins

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. – Welcome

Oregon Business Publisher Andrew Insinga and Editor Robin Doussard

Overview of The 100 Best project
-Su Midghall of Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall, and Oregon Business Research Editor Brandon Sawyer
8:55 – 9:15 a.m. – Breakfast keynote:

Gracious and Ruthless: Surprising Strategies for Business Success

-Susan Sokol Blosser, author, wine industry pioneer and founder of Sokol Blosser Winery
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Employee Handbook Provisions for Best Companies
Pre-approved for one HRCI credit hour
-What should be in your employee handbook
-Inexpensive employee policies that can help make you one of the “Best” companies
-Checklist of best practices for your company employee handbook
-Proposed handbook language
David Hosenpud, Shareholder, Lane Powell
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. – Best Legal Practices to Create Best Company Performance
Pre-approved for one HRCI credit hour
-What should be in your performance review programs
-The legal and cultural importance of a performance management system
-Top legal mistakes managers make in performance reviews
-Best practices in drafting the performance review for better employee and courtroom performances
Michael Reilly, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Lunch & Keynote Address:
The Power of Laughter on the Job
Gail Hand, nationally known author, corporate speaker and one-time stand-up comic
1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Best Company Practices to Manage the Challenging Employee
Pre-approved for one HRCI credit hour
-A step-by-step process in managing problem performance.
-Choosing legally defensible corrective action tools.
-Managing unique challenges: accommodation and retaliation issues.
-Documenting counseling meetings and follow-up.
Leah Lively, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Learn from the Best:

CEOs from The 100 Best Companies share their secrets and stories

-Moderated by Adam Davis of Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall
3:30 – 4 p.m. – Conference Wrap-Up

Oregon Business recaps the day with special awards and presentations