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Paid Family Leave Benefit

In August of 2019 Governor Brown signed HB 2005 which created the Oregon Paid Family Leave Program and Insurance. This program will be a major shift in how organization will administer certain benefits and leaves. Similar to Oregon Sick Time in 2016. The major difference will be the five-year planning process that was legislated. We will discuss the steps in the process, accomplishments to date, and what we are keeping our eye on for the future. We are only one year away from employer contributions and two years away from employee use of the insurance.

Our Speaker

Laurie Grenya, Co-President of HR Answers

Laurie possesses over 15 years of Human Resources experience in the public sector. Laurie has extensive knowledge and understanding of compensation work and Human Resource management for all sizes of government agencies. Laurie’s skills include salary surveys, classification and position description development, Human Resource system management, project planning, training, staffing and recruitment, organizational design, labor contract negotiations, interest arbitration and mediation. Laurie has extensive experience working with executive, management and staff in group settings and one-on-one meetings to explain and exchange information or facilitate discussions.

A Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees after purchase.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PT.

Cost: $12.50

19th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference

Please join Oregon SHRM for the 19th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, and Thursday, March 4, 2021!

This will be a live virtual conference. Although the in-person interactions and connections will be missed, your safety is the top priority. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for all of us to meet virtually in March 2021.

Topics include:

  • Managing the Evolving Workplace: How the Pandemic Has Changed Employment
  • Developing and Fostering a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Workforce
  • Election Fallout: Navigating Personal Opinions in the Workplace
  • The Leave Law Jigsaw Puzzle

This conference will apply for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP PDCs, HRCI credits, and CLE credits.


Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Cost: $125 for a single day | $200 for both days
Location: Virtual Conference login information will be distributed to all registrants prior to this event.
Questions: If you have any questions or need additional information, please email

We hope you will join us!

meeting2LCHRMA meetings are open to the public and generally held on the first Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SHRM members and students are eligible for special pricing.

LCHRMA Speaker Calendar – 2021

Interested in sponsoring a LCHRMA event? Download the Sponsorship Information form to learn more about how you can highlight your organization at one of our upcoming events.

LCHRMA Sponsorship Form (PDF)

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