Thursday, May 14, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Presentation at 7:30 a.m., Networking at 9:00 a.m.
Light Breakfast Provided
'Me Too’ 2.0: The Oregon Workplace Fairness Act for Board Members
P.K. Runkles-Pearson, Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
In 2019, the Oregon Legislature instituted sweeping reforms to the way employers of all sizes respond to complaints of harassment. Most of these changes go into effect in October 2020. Learn what questions to ask to protect your organizations from liability related to harassment claims, and to limit turnover by improving workplace morale in the process.
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About the Presenter
P.K. helps higher education institutions, public, nonprofit, mission-driven entities, and progressive employers address "messy human problems." She has more than a decade of experience counseling employers and managers and representing them in litigation and before administrative bodies on a full array of employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, accommodation, family/medical leaves, whistleblowing, wage and hour, employee classification and independent contractor issues, and workplace torts such as defamation, wrongful discharge, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. P.K. counsels employers on all those issues, prepares and reviews employment handbooks and policies, and supervises or conducts workplace investigations. P.K. has been recognized by Oregon Super Lawyers magazine and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©. She was recently elected to serve as chair of the Oregon Law Commission after having been appointed to the Commission by Governor Kate Brown in 2017. The Commission recommends proposed laws and prepares detailed reports that assist the legislature in policy review and provide important legislative history for judicial interpretation. P.K. is active in the Oregon legal community, having served as past chair of the Oregon State Bar Constitutional Law Section, past member of the Oregon State Bar Appellate Section Executive Committee, and past board member and Lawyers’ Committee chair at the ACLU of Oregon.
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