News & Events

News & Events


SEMINAR | 32nd Annual Labor and Employment Seminar (Portland, Ore.)

Bookmark and Share

Lawyers for Employers ®

Best Practices For Best Employers™ Seminar

Please join us on Thursday, April 9, for our 32nd Annual Labor and Employment Seminar as we team with Oregon Business magazine’s 2015 “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 Managers® Series.

This seminar has been pre-approved for 3.75 HR Certification Institute credit hours and 3.75 general CLE credit hours in Washington. Oregon CLE credits are pending.

April 9, 2015


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

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

8:05 – 8:45 a.m. Affordable Care Act Update
Craig A. Day
We will cover recent developments regarding the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act. In particular, we will focus on 2015 implementation of the mandate by “large” employers and reporting requirements applicable to “large” and “mid-size” employers in 2015.

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Annual Labor and Employment Law Update
Paul M. Ostroff
We will cover what employers need to know about legal trends affecting employers over the past year, including new federal, state and local laws; regulatory changes and initiatives; and decisions from courts.

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Protecting Trade Secrets or How Best to Manage the C-Suite Employee
Susan K. Eggum
A national commission reports that an estimated $1.1 billion of losses are suffered annually by U.S. corporations due to theft of trade secrets. Learn about some risk management tools when onboarding and exiting your C-Suite employees.

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Revenge Is Sweet, but Has a Bitter Aftertaste: The Explosion of Retaliation and Whistleblowing Claims 
Retaliation and whistleblowing claims are the fastest growing legal claims facing employers today. Retaliation claims alone account for over 40 percent of EEOC charges. We will address the developments that have led to the dramatic expansion of such claims and the steps employers can take to reduce their risks.

11:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Impact of Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace
David G. Hosenpud
Will the advent of legalized marijuana challenge your drug free workplace policies? Likely, and defensible employment decisions may turn on detection levels sufficient to prove “intoxication.”

Hilton Portland
Pavilion Ballroom
921 S.W. 6th Ave.
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:
Caleb Hall

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