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Wednesday, October 14, 2020
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

Wait, Now I’m Managing Remote Workers?  Addressing Legal and Practical Realities of a Virtual Workforce

P.K. Runkles-Pearson, Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Many nonprofits hastily converted to virtual work with the onset of COVID-19.  Now, what started as a short-term solution has shifted to a permanent or long-term strategy to keep mission-critical work moving forward. Leaders are grappling with how to support their employees in this changed work environment, how to manage organizational risk around employee matters, and how to keep their teams safe, productive, and effective.  Join us as we dive into the important legal and practical considerations nonprofit employers must consider and address as they adapt to the “new normal.” 

  • How should you manage day-to-day employee performance when your employees are elsewhere?
  • How will you handle disability and accommodation needs?
  • How should you respond to employee requests for flexibility as they balance work and home needs during a pandemic?
  • What tools and resources should you be providing to your teams, and why?  How should you prioritize when resources are scarce?
  • How does virtual work affect risk management?

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*Space is limited to 500 participants. Please note that a recording of this webinar will be made available on NAO's webinar page for later viewing.

About the Presenter

P.K. Runkles-Pearson, Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

P.K. helps higher education institutions, public, nonprofit, or 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.


Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online COVID-19 events and communications during these challenging times. Their support is vital in helping NAO to bring much-needed resources and information to Oregon’s nonprofits – thank you.

Funders: Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, The Collins Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, First Interstate Bank, Comcast, Heritage Bank, and Nike
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, Brown & Brown Northwest Insurance, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement



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October 14th, 2020 10:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Online Event
Event Particulars
City Online learning
NAO Event? Yes
Topic Advocacy and Public Policy, Development & Fundraising, Financial Management, Fundraiser or Festival, Operations & Planning, Public Meeting or Info Session
Event Region Central Oregon, Eastern Oregon, Metropolitan Portland, North Coast, Northern Willamette Valley, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Southern Willamette Valley
Programmatic Approach Capacity Builiding, Thought Leadership, Voice

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