April (4/7) – The Times They Are A-Changin’: What to Expect from a Biden NLRB

The National Labor Relations Act (“Act”), applies to all employees, even those not represented by a Union. With former Vice President Joe Biden’s return to Washington, there will be a new, union-friendly National Labor Relations Board administering the Act. Join Alex Wheatley for a one-hour labor relations talk on the significant developments under the Trump Board and what union and non-union employers can likely expect over the next four years.

Alex Wheatley is a partner in Fisher Phillip’s Portland law firm office. Alex’s practice focuses on employment litigation, labor-management relations, and counseling employers on Oregon and Washington employment and labor issues. He has substantial experience working with employers of all sizes in creating and implementing policies and practices, providing counsel with respect to discipline and termination decisions, and defending employers in court and before administrative agencies such as the NLRB, EEOC, and BOLI.

Alex Wheatley, Partner at Fisher Phillips

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM PT.

Cost: $12.50

May (5/5) – 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, May 5, 2021 from 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM PT.

Cost: $12.50