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    May Legal Seminar

    Date: May 19, 2021, 8:00am
    Rogue Valley SHRM
    WebEx - seminar sign in details will be shared after registration
    $99 SHRM Members/$120 Non-SHRM Members/$25 Students
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    Employment Law Update: 

    Recent Changes, COVID-19 Workplace Considerations, & What Employers Can Expect Next


    In this presentation, Barran Liebman attorney Sean Ray will cover the most recent legislative changes impacting Oregon employers.  Topics will include COVID-19-related considerations, what employers should know about the recent decriminalization of drugs, and more.  With each legal development, Sean will provide attendees with practical tools and advice on how to adapt to these changes and maximize compliance in their workplaces. 


    Topics will include the following:


    • An Overview of Recent Legislative Changes

    • Decriminalizing Drugs

    • Best Practices for Managing COVID-19 in the Workplace

    • COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations

    • What the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Means for Employers


    Workplace Investigations: 

    Delving Beyond the Basics & Navigating COVID-19 Considerations


    In the current climate, it is more important than ever for employers to respond appropriately to complaints of misconduct.  Often, the first step is conducting an effective and thorough workplace investigation to establish a factual basis for an employer’s response.  When done effectively, these investigations are also a crucial component of a defensible course of action, serving as a valuable record to support any corrective action necessary to remedy the complaint.  In this presentation, Barran Liebman LLP attorney Shayda Le will discuss best practices for workplace investigations, dive into some of the stickier situations that can arise, and discuss elements of virtual investigations in a post-quarantine environment.


    Some of the circumstances that will be addressed include the following:

    • Assessing Credibility in Complicated Investigations

    • Clearly Defining Scope & Managing Scope Creep

    • Best Practices for Interviewing Techniques

    • Handling Dual Investigations 

    • Conducting Remote Interviews 

    Employer Best Practices for Leave Administration

    In this presentation, Barran Liebman attorney Charlotte Hodde will provide an overview of leave administration, with a focus on COVID-19-related leave and current work-from-home considerations. By providing employers with best practices, this discussion will help guide employers in making sure their leave administration processes are accurate and reliable. 


    Specific topics that will be addressed include the following: 

    • Leave Post-FFCRA & Other COVID-19-Related Leave

    • FMLA, OFLA, & Oregon Paid Sick Time

    • Calculating Leave Eligibility 

    • Requesting Leave Documentation

    • Leave for Work-Related Injuries While Working from Home

    • A Preview of Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance