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OSB Corporate Counsel Section Fall CLE

October 5, 2015, 11:30 AM - 4:15 PM
OSB Center
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OSB Corporate Counsel Section Fall CLE (October 5, 2015)

  • 11:30AM to Noon: Registration

  • Noon to 1:00PM: Lunch

  • Noon to 2:00PM: Kathy Hindman and Fran Barnwell of Bullard Law: Marijuana legalization, new sick time laws, and other HR topics

    • Marijuana legalization

    • New sick time laws (Portland/Seattle/potentially Oregon)

    • NLRB attack on handbook policies (applies to unions as well as non-unions)

    • White collar worker OT exemptions

  • 2:00PM to 2:15PM: Break

  • 2:15PM to 3:15PM: Andrew Altschul and Paul Buchanan of Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan: The ADA after 25 years: What are the current trouble spots?

    • What are the most important impacts of the ADA Amendments Act?

    • Can employers uniformly apply conduct rules when disability causes misconduct?

    • What are the biggest reasonable accommodation mistakes?

    • What do supervisors need to know about the ADA?

    • Should we communicate with the employee’s doctor? When and how?

  • 3:15PM to 4:15PM: OSB Deputy GC Amber Hollister and Oregon DOJ Director of Consumer Outreach & Education Ellen Klem: Mandatory duty of Oregon lawyers to report elder abuse

    • Get a firsthand look at Oregon’s new mandatory elder abuse reporting requirements effective January 1, 2015

    • Learn the definition of elder abuse, statutory reporting requirements, and how to reconcile the duty of confidentiality and attorney-client privilege

    • Discuss hypothetical scenarios based on real-life situations