Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar Showcases HR Superpowers

On May 10, attorneys from the Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment and Business Immigration practice groups hosted their annual Employment Law Seminar at the Oregon Zoo for nearly 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders. The 2018 seminar, Superhuman Resources, featured presentations incorporating the many special powers employers need to navigate today’s workplace.

During the half-day seminar, Tonkon’s attorneys provided timely insight into numerous relevant topics, including several new laws coming into effect this year in Oregon and Washington. The day’s agenda covered the following topics:

  • NLRB Update
  • Employer Strategies in the #metoo Era
  • OregonSaves: The Oregon Retirement Savings Plan
  • Predictive Scheduling: The Oregon Fair Work Week Act
  • Equal Pay Laws in Oregon and Washington
  • Handling Confidential Employee Information
  • Washington Sick Leave Law
  • Immigration Law Update: ICE Worksite Enforcement.

The program also included a review of recent case law impacting employers.

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, set rules and standards for employee conduct, protect competitive positions, deal with union activity, and defend against, or minimize exposure to, employment litigation. Tonkon’s Business Immigration Practice Group counsels businesses on the full suite of immigration options and compliance matters relating to the employment of foreign national employees.

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