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    Annual Legal Seminar

    Date: May 18, 2016, 7:30am – 4:30pm
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    Smullin Health Education Center
    2825 E. Barnett Road
    Medford, OR 97501
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    Please join the Rogue Valley SHRM Chapter for our annual May Legal Seminar brought to us by Barran-Liebman, Portland area based attorneys. Full day seminar includes lunch.


    Barran-Liebman Attorneys:  Sean Ray, Kyle Abraham and Shayda Le



    Pre-register thru May 4th - $25 Student/$89 SHRM Member/$109 Non-member                             After May 4th - $25 Student/$99 SHRM Member/$119 Non-member

    Presentation Agenda:

    8:30a - 10:00a:   Joint Employer Liability and Other Developments in Traditional Labor Law: Following the National Labor Relation Board’s recent decision expanding the standard used to determine joint employer liability, joint employer concerns are becoming a major issue in many industries, such as franchising, temporary staffing, and other contractual arrangements where employers utilize workers but do not directly employ them.  But this is not the only front on which the NLRB has been active.  This session will explore the contours of recent activity by the NLRB on a number of labor relations subjects, in addition to joint employer liability, the practical implications of these new developments, and strategies on how to address these new challenges. 

    10:00a - 10:15a BREAK 

    10:15a -11:45a:   Employee Misclassification and Other Common Wage and Hour Mistakes and How to Avoid Them:  This session will cover the core provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) – including minimum wage, overtime, and recordkeeping requirements—as well as other relevant laws pertaining to wage and hour requirements, and the common pitfalls employers encounter and how to avoid them.  There are significant changes and refined focus on the misclassification of employees (as independent contractors or as exempt), the increase in the minimum wage, and the DOL’s rules to raise the salary level threshold for exempt employees.  We’ll delve into the nuts and bolts of employee status and classification, how to define and count hours worked, how to properly administer and enforce meal and rest periods, and overtime, among other wage and hour issues employers face. 

    11:45p to 1:00p LUNCH catered by Sunshine Cafe  

    1:00p – 2:30p:  Legislative and Case Law Update: This session covers the latest developments in statutes and regulations (such as statewide mandatory sick leave and recreational marijuana), recent case decisions, and other hot topics of labor and employment law.  Learn how the legal developments of the past year affect business through an in-depth analysis of emerging issues and practical guidance about best practices to maximize employment and labor law compliance.

    2:30p -2:45p BREAK 

    2:45p -4:30p:  Technological Advances Affecting Employment Law (exploring areas in which technology is shaping rights and responsibilities in the workplace, such as BYOD issues, etc.): This session will explore how employment law is changing in response to technology.  With recent decisions and developments to serve as examples, we’ll explore areas in which technology is shaping rights and responsibilities in the workplace, and introducing tough questions for employers, such as: Are employers required to allow employees to telecommute as a reasonable accommodation for a disability? Can employers place restrictions on what employees can say about them on social media? What risks do employers face in sending FMLA and other notices to employees via email? Do employees have a right to use their employers’ email system for union organizing (or other activities)? What are the pitfalls and perils of a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workplace? Find out these answers to these questions and more, and learn how to avoid common mistakes in light of today’s technological advances.

    Thank you to Timber Products and BBSI for sponsporing this seminar!