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Labor & Employment Group Updates HR Professionals

May 20, 2013

Attorneys from Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group presented their annual employment law seminar on May 16 for about 100 human resource professionals from client firms and other businesses in the Portland area.

Topics for the half-day conference included:

  • Pre-employment background investigations.
  • Preparing to implement the Affordable Care Act.
  • Portland’s new sick leave ordinance.
  • An update on employment based immigration.
  • Gender identity & transition in the workplace.
  • Employee reinstatement rights.
  • Politics in the workplace.
  • ADA Accommodation Requirements and Processes.
  • Case Law Update.

“This annual event presents an excellent opportunity for our clients and other HR professionals to be updated on changes in employment law and related litigation, so that they can more effectively manage their human resource programs and maintain compliance,” said Bob Carey, chair of the practice group. Eleven Tonkon Torp lawyers made presentations at this year’s seminar.