2017 Labor and Employment Annual Meeting and CLE

October 27-28, 2017
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, Gleneden Beach, OR

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Please see below for more information, or click here to view the conference brochure.

Scholarships available: Click here for information about how to apply. To submit your application or for other questions, please contact Section Executive Committee Member and Scholarship Committee Chair, Barbara Diamond at

Dear Section Members,

Please join us for the Labor & Employment Section’s upcoming Annual Conference and CLE on October 27-28, 2017, at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort.

We have a number of interesting topics and panelists for this year’s conference. Here’s a brief look at what we have planned for you:

Navigating Uncharted Waters: Labor & Employment Law in a New Era

 Keynote Address by Barbara Arnwine Esq.

Founder & President of the Transformative Justice Coalition, Barbara Arnwine is internationally renowned for contributions on critical justice issues including the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the 2006 reauthorization of provisions of the Voting Rights Act. She also created the legendary Voting Rights “Map of Shame” in 2011, (Updated in 2016) which remains popular. A graduate of Scripps College and Duke University School of Law, she continues to champion civil rights and racial justice issues nationally and internationally.

Day 1 –Friday October 27, 2017
Noon-1 pm  Registration/Box Lunch
1 pm – 2:15 pm 2017 Oregon Legislative Session – Panel of legislators and lobbyists share their insight about the key labor and employment law issues from the Session and what to expect in the future.
2:30 – 3:45 pm Breakout Sessions

Labor Track:
Oregon Employment Relations Board UpdateBoard members discuss significant cases and rule updates.

Employment Track
OFLA/FMLA/ADA/WC/Sick Leave Law—Strategies for navigating the network of overlapping protections.

4 pm – 5 pm Intersection of Immigration and Employment LawNew challenges for labor, management, and immigrant/undocumented workers.
5 pm – 8 pm Evening Social—Light refreshments and drinks served.
Join us for an opportunity to socialize with colleagues.
7:30 – 8:00 am Day 2 – Saturday, October 28, 2017

Mentor Breakfast—Continental Breakfast served until 9 am
Join us for an opportunity to meet law students and new lawyers interested in the practice of labor and employment law.

8:00 – 8:15 am  Section Annual Meeting—Election of Executive Committee Members and Treasurer Report
8:15 -9:30 am  Annual Case and Legislative Update—Recent developments in labor and employment cases and legislation with Richard Liebman and Will Aitchison
9:45 am-11 am Breakout Sessions

Labor Track
National Labor Relations Board Update—Board staff Ronald Hooks and Jessica Dietz discuss significant cases and what changes to expect at the Board under the new administration.

Employment Track
EEOC/BOLI Administrative ProcessHow to be creative and use the administrative process to your advantage.

11 am – Noon Advising Employees Regarding Child/Elder Abuse ReportingInteresting  issues practitioners have encountered in advising clients about their reporting obligations.
Noon-1 pm Lunch and Keynote Address—Barbara Arnwine Esq.



Click here to view a brochure with the full conference schedule.

CLE credits: pending


$205 Labor & Employment Section Members
$225 Non-Section Members
$75 ONLD Members
$75 Law Students
Register by 9/27/17 and save $30.

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Lodging at Salishan: Discount room rates for conference attendees are available until Oct. 6, 2017. Call Salishan at (800) 452-2300 and ask for the OSB Labor & Employment Section group rate.

Scholarships available: Click here for information about how to apply. To submit your application or for other questions, please contact Section Executive Committee Member and Scholarship Committee Chair, Barbara Diamond at