Wednesday, February 3, 2021
10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (PT)

Event Description

What Nonprofit Employers Need To Know About COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

P.K. Runkles-Pearson, Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP
Ivan Resendiz-Gutierrez, Appellate and Litigation Attorney, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Oregonians have already started receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.  But can employers require employees to be vaccinated? Should they?  Aren’t newspaper headlines already saying “yes”?  Not so fast – the solutions are more nuanced than you may have considered. In this webinar, P.K. Runkles-Pearson and Ivan Resendiz-Gutierrez of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn will explain federal and Oregon laws on vaccination mandates and address the practical issues for nonprofit employers. This session is relevant to any nonprofit that has employees, so sign up now!

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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.


Ivan Resendiz-Gutierrez, Appellate and Litigation Attorney, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Iván Resendiz Gutierrez is a litigation and appellate attorney on Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s appellate, education, and employment and labor relations practice teams. Iván advises employers on knotty employment-related issues including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, unemployment insurance benefits (including shared work benefits), and wage-and-hour compliance, and on preparing employment documents such as employment agreements, handbooks, and other workplace policies.  Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Iván served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Lynn R. Nakamoto at the Oregon Supreme Court and the Oregon Court of Appeals.  

Iván has been recognized by national, state, and local organizations, including the Hispanic National Bar Association’s “Top Lawyers Under 40” Award, Oregon Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and the Oregon State Bar President’s Diversity & Inclusion Award.  Iván is active in the Oregon legal community, currently serving as co-chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association and co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Federal Bar Association Oregon Chapter.  Iván also serves as the vice-chair of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid Services of Oregon and as an Executive Committee member-at-large of Oregon Law Center’s Board of Directors, allowing him to help provide high quality legal services to low-income communities across Oregon.



Thank You Funders and Supporters

Thank you to the following FUNDERS and SPONSORS who are supporting NAO’s online 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, The Collins Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, The Kinsman Foundation, First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, The Carpenter Foundation, and Gordon Elwood Foundation
Friend Plus Partner Sponsor: Columbia Bank, Heritage Bank, and Nike
Friend Plus Sponsors: Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP, McDonald Jacobs, Bliss Sequoia Insurance & Risk Advisors, CFO Selections and The Standard
Friend Sponsor: Nonprofit Professionals Now, Portland General Electric and Impact Benefits & Retirement


$15 for NAO Members
$30 for Yet To Be Members

A link to access this webinar will be provided in registration confirmation e-mail and e-mail reminder prior to event date.

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February 3rd, 2021 10:00 AM   through   11:00 AM
Online Event
Event Fee
Price $ 30.00
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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