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Pacific Northwest Employment Law Conference

Past Details

April 27, 2016
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM PST
The Nines
525 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97204
Registration Fee: $50.00

Registration and Lunch 11:30  |  Program 12:00  |  Cocktail Hour 4:30

This informative half-day program will explore cutting edge employment law issues in rapidly developing areas of the law.

  1. Workplace Violence:  Assessing Risk of Harm to Self or Others

    Workplace violence has been one of the top four causes of workplace deaths over the past 15 years.  This dynamic panel will address the importance of  legally sound anti-violence policies and enforcement plans that are designed to prevent violence, protect employees’ safety, and minimize employer liability.  Not only will our panel discuss the different areas of potential liability for employers regarding workplace violence and how to best minimize those risks, the panel will also provide practical advice for detecting and responding to specific threats of violence. 

  2. Sexual Stereotyping & Gender Identity in the Workplace

    This engaging session will examine gender discrimination laws through the lens of sexual stereotyping and emerging transgender issues.  Following an in-depth analysis of how these laws and cases impact workplace policies, our discussion will focus on recommendations for employers on how to prepare for on-the-job transitions and how to enhance an inclusive, respectful culture. 

  3. Handle with Care: Managing Mental Health Disabilities in the Workplace

    Accommodating employee disabilities is always a minefield, especially in the area of mental health impairments.  Mental health conditions create some of the most difficult cases for leave, reasonable accommodation, and performance management.  As a result, it is becoming increasingly imperative that employers understand the intricacies of accommodating these types of impairments. This session will  focus on the complexities surrounding the accommodation of mental health impairments.  

  4. Tricks, Traps and Pitfalls:  Employee Handbooks & the NLRB

    With the explosion of social media and the increased ability to discuss work related issues in a public forum, the National Labor Relations Board is paying particular attention to handbook policies which deter employees from discussing their working conditions. This informative and interactive session will explore the impact of the National Labor Relations Act on employee handbooks and will focus on common policies which may trip up unwary employers such as social media, confidentiality, email usage, dress code and more!       

Contact Us for More Information

Please contact Sherry Rainey at Email or 503-345-4158.