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    Increasing the Minimum Wage & Competition for Workers

    Date: November 16, 2016, 7:30am – 10:00am
    Suz Montemayor, Program Director
    Smullin Health Education Center
    2825 E. Barnett Rd.
    Medford, OR
    $10 for Members | $15 for Non-Members | Free for first time guests
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    Program Description:

    This presentation invites attendees to engage in an explorative discussion on the hot-button topic of the minimum wage, which will address more than just the state, federal and local legislative trends impacting and shaping personnel decisions for human resource professionals. Counterbalancing the benefits of reduced employee turnover with the precipitous rise in labor expenses, our presenter outlines and analyzes the myriad of strategic recruitment and retention policies implemented by hiring managers in today’s workforce climate. After turning to the legal implications of misclassifications for exempt workers and the increased salary basis threshold, the presentation seeks to challenge how organizations and management answer the common question of when to designate employees as hourly or salaried. Directors, decision makers and newcomers alike are encouraged to share their experiences about the development of optimal personnel practices relating to entry and mid-level employees.

    About the Presenter:

    Joseph J. Haddad is one of the top rated Employment & Labor Attorneys in Portland, OR.
    Joseph founded his firm in 2010. He has been named to Oregon's Super Lawyers List every year since 2013, a distinction reserved for only the top 5% of all lawyers statewide, and he has a perfect 10.0 rating by AVVO. Prior to founding the law firm, Joseph was an associate for Stoel Rives, Portland’s largest law firm.

    For over fifteen years, Joseph Haddad’s practice has focused on employment-related matters for small to large employers, with an emphasis on litigation. He has advised clients on subjects pertaining to Title VII, sexual harassment, the ADA, wrongful discharge, workers’ compensation discrimination, FMLA, FLSA, non-compete agreements and retaliation, just to name a few. Joseph subsequently developed an expertise in employment law for a national labor and employment law.

    Joseph subsequently developed an expertise in employment law for a national labor and employment law firm where he defended numerous litigation matters on all subjects and in all forums.

    In law school, Joseph externed for Chief Judge Ancer L. Haggerty of the United States District Court for the District of Oregon and also co-authored Chapter 30, “Rule 11- Sanctions,” for the 2002 supplement to the Oregon State Bar CLE treatise for Federal Civil Pleading and Practice, and has been a speaker for both public agencies and private corporations on employment law issues. He was a member of the Corporate Relations Committee of the Oregon Humane Society until 2013. Joseph is currently a member of the Owen M. Panner Inn of Court.

    When away from the practice of law, Joseph spends time with his family, friends and dog, enjoying the slopes of Mt. Hood and the local ice hockey rinks. Joseph is also an avid card player, and in 2006 was ranked #118 in the world by CardPlayer Magazine

    Credits:      2.0 SHRM credits |  2.0 HRCI general credits

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