Annual L&E Law Update Prepares Employers for the Ultimate Game

On May 2, attorneys from the Tonkon Torp Labor & Employment and Business Immigration practice groups hosted their annual Employment Law Update at the Oregon Zoo for 200 human resource professionals and other business leaders. The fantasy-themed briefing, “Enforcement is Coming,” provided a review of the key chapters, major players, and plot twists that will help employers stay compliant in the wide-ranging saga that is the modern workplace.

The half-day briefing provided insight into employment law topics of particular importance to Oregon and Washington employers. The presentations covered: internal HR and ER investigations; legislative and regulatory updates; the pros and cons of arbitration agreements; NLRB updates for non-union employers; potential employer liability for workplace events; meal and rest period compliance; business immigration updates; and mental health and the ADA. The event concluded with an update on recent case law that impacts employers.

Tonkon Torp’s Labor & Employment Practice Group provides practical solutions to labor and employment problems for a diverse array of Pacific Northwest employers. The group 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 Torp's Business Immigration Practice Group counsels businesses on the full suite of immigration options and compliance matters relating to employment of foreign national employees.

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