2013 Annual Employment Law Update

5 hours 45 minutes

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2013 Annual Employment Law Update

    Make sure you know about the new developments in employment law!

    This year’s annual employment law update again offers the latest case law and legislative developments, valuable practice tips, and legal analysis of issues affecting employment law practice in Oregon by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced practitioners in this area.

    If you are a business attorney, general practitioner, employment lawyer, or HR professional, don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the latest legal trends and practice strategies in employment law.

Friday, May 31, 2013
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon
4.75 General and 1 Ethics MCLE Credits

8:00 a.m.        registration and continental breakfast

8:30–9:30        Case Law Update
            This popular session offers a review of the most important labor and employment law decisions of the past year with an emphasis on Oregon and Ninth Circuit law.  Most importantly, it will provide you with practical methods of dealing with the new case law.
            – Richard F. Liebman

9:30–10:00        What to Expect from the 2013 Oregon Legislative Session
            – Margaret S. Olney

10:00–10:15        break
10:15–11:00        Too Technical to Remember? Recent Leave Law Changes Demystified
            This presentation explains recent changes in leave laws including family, medical, sick, military, stalking and domestic violence leave and their interactions with disability, fitness for work, and workers compensation using real life scenarios.
             – Corbett Gordon
            – Anil S. Karia

11:00–12:00        Workplace Violence
            This presentation will include a legal, theoretical, and practical discussion of workplace violence, outlining the following issues and considerations:
             •    Employer legal responsibilities to provide a safe workplace
             •    ADA and privacy considerations
             •    Understanding the latest from the EEOC and courts
             •    ABCs of violence threat and risk assessment
             •    Nature and extent of school and workplace violence
             •    Contributing conditions
             •    Offender typology
             •    Intervention and response steps    
            – Paula A. Barran
            – Frank P. Colistro

12:00–1:00        lunch (on your own)        

1:00–1:30        Commissioner’s Update on New Initiatives and Projects
             •    BOLI’s new process for investigating employment claims
             •    The new position of Chief Prosecutor – what it means to the hearings process
             •    Safely navigating state and federal law with BOLI’s Technical Assistance for Employers Program
             – Bradley P. Avakian

1:30–2:30        Everything You May Want to Know About Lawyer Investigations But Have Been Too Busy to Ask
             •    Who is the client/conflict of interest considerations
             •    “Represented party” issues
             •    When and how to invoke attorney-client or work product privilege
             •    When and how to avoid attorney-client or work product privilege
            – Andrew Altschul
            – Peter R. Jarvis
2:30–3:15        What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform
            Health care reform, including major changes scheduled for 2014, is altering employers’ practices. This session will help employment lawyers and HR professionals prepare for those changes, which may affect employment agreements, union contracts, and settlement agreements, as well as health plans.
            – Thomas I. Kramer

3:15 p.m.         adjourn

Original Recording Date: May 31, 2013

CLE Credits (60): 4.75 General

Ethics Credit (60): 1

Produced By:

Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School

Course Materials

  • Ch-01 Case Law and Legislative Updates
  • Ch-02 What to Expect From the 2013 Oregon Legislative Session
  • Ch-03 Recent Leave Law Changes
  • Ch-04 Workplace Violence
  • Ch-05 Agency Overview, Administrative Process, and Legislative Update
  • Ch-06 Everything You May Want to Know About Lawyer Investigations
  • Ch-07 What You Need to Know About Health Care Reform
  • Book Cover, Schedule, Bio's etc.
  • MCLE Form
  • Fillable Evaluation
  • PowerPoint Slides