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Lane Powell’s 27th Annual Labor and Employment Seminar (Portland)

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Best Practices For Best Employers™ Seminar

How to Become One of “Oregon’s Best Workplaces” Starting Today!


This seminar has been pre-approved for 7.75 HRCI credit hours.

Please join us for our 27th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar as we team with Oregon Business Magazine’s 2010 “100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon.” The seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 31, at the Governor Hotel. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; Program is held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This day-long conference for HR professionals, CEOs and business owners provides Best Practices for Best Employers™ from Lane Powell attorneys, employment industry experts, business leaders and CEOs from companies names as one of Oregon Business Magazine’s100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon.” Attendees will receive a full set of Lane Powell’s Pocket Adviser Series, covering topics such as employee misconduct, sexual harassment, workplace violence and substance abuse in the workplace (an $80 value). Also included are seminar materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

March 31, 2010

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

8:00 – 8:05 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

8:05 – 9:30 a.m. CEO Secrets to Leadership at Every Level: Skills, Values, Strategies and “Best Practices” for a Successful Company
A conversation with CEOs discussing the best advice they ever received, their CEO “Best Practices” and how they hire, manage and motivate the workforce.
Moderator: Andrew Insinga, Publisher, Oregon Business Magazine
Panel: Andy Askren, Creative Director and Partner, Grady Britton; John Clark, President, Stamp Connection; Carol Duncan, President, General Sheet Metal; Pat Welch, Partner, Boly:Welch

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Employment Secrets “They” Don’t Want You To Know About That Create Good Lawsuits Against Employers
D. Michael Reilly, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Want to Be the Best? Learn How the “Best Workplaces” Survey Information is Collected, Analyzed and Utilized
Brandon Sawyer, Research Editor, Oregon Business Magazine

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. From Healthy-Employee Incentive Programs to Misclassification Problems: Potential Pitfalls in Areas Targeted for Government Scrutiny in 2010
Leah Lively, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break/Lunch Will be Served

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Nine Most Common Mistakes Employers Make
Michael Baldonado, District Director San Francisco District Office, EEOC

1:00 – 1:30 p.m. What’s New – What’s Hot: The Latest in Employment Law
John Stevason, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the ADA Amendments Act – Management Strategies for Minimizing Risk
John Stevason, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC; Sarah Swale, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break

2:30 – 3:45 p.m. Interactive Workshop: “Best Practices” for Dealing With a Challenging Employee
Leah Lively, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC; Laura Morse, Attorney, Lane Powell PC

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. Changing Benefits for Challenging Times: Adding, Reducing and Restructuring Employee Benefit Plans
Jeffrey Knapp, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. Questions and Answers

The Governor Hotel
Heritage Ballroom
614 S.W. 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205

(please note that parking will be the attendees responsibility)

Cost for this seminar is $125 prepay online; $150 at the door.

Questions? Contact:
Tiffany Rahimian