Tonkon Torp attorney Robert L. Carey has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Portland Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA), and he will serve as the board's General Counsel.
Carey leads Tonkon Torp's Labor and Employment Practice Group, where he represents companies in employment litigation and provides counsel on a wide range of employment and labor law issues. His substantial jury trial experience in Oregon and Washington includes defending wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, and whistleblower cases to verdict, and he has defended numerous labor arbitrations and cases before the NLRB. Carey is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Tonkon Torp's Labor & Employment Practice Group provides practical solutions to labor and employment problems for a diverse group of Pacific Northwest employers. The firm helps clients promote positive employee relations, protect competitive positions, deal with union activity and defend against or minimize exposure to employment litigation.
PHRMA, the local chapter for the Society for Human Resource Management, is comprised of over 1,000 human resource managers in the greater Portland area. The organization provides professional development, relationship-building opportunities and other resources designed to stimulate professional growth and enhance workplace contributions of HR professionals.