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    That’s a Wrap: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

    Date: November 12, 2019, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Shauneen Scott
    Mexico Room #304, Broadway Commons 1300 Broadway St, Salem, Oregon
    $20.00 per SHRM members. $25.00 for non-members. Students $5
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    SHRMA Presents:

    That’s a Wrap: Looking Back and Looking Ahead


    The 2019 session was notable for internal conflicts and staged walkouts. But when all was said and done, the Oregon Legislature has managed to pass one of the most generous paid family leave laws in the country, increased the statute of limitations for most employment claims by 400 percent, and severely cracked down on the use of confidentiality and no rehire clauses routinely used in employment cases. This presentation will provide a legislative wrap up of what occurred in 2019 and how to prepare for 2020 and beyond.


    Liani J. Reeves, Shareholder, Bullard Law

    Throughout her legal career, Liani has successfully resolved hundreds of cases and obtained favorable jury verdicts for her clients. She has a diverse portfolio of employment experience in defending against race, gender, age, and disability discrimination claims, as well as OFLA, FMLA, and whistleblowing and retaliation claims. She also provides advice on a wide range of employment issues and is frequently hired as an outside investigator by public and private entities. Liani brings a special expertise in working with public and high profile clients. She served as General Counsel for the Office of the Governor for four years, providing advice on a wide range of legal issues including employment, public transparency, First Amendment, government ethics, tribal and public safety policy matters. Prior to the Governor's office, she spent almost a decade as an Assistant Attorney General and Deputy Chief Trial Counsel at the Oregon Department of Justice where her primary focus was employment litigation defense.

    Liani uses her substantial experience to develop training materials to assist employers in proactively preventing and documenting employment actions against future litigation. She also specializes in training client personnel on managing the burdensome and expensive litigation process. As a former front line manager herself, Liani has practical experience interpreting collective bargaining agreements, responding to grievances, and engaging in progressive discipline. This experience helps her inherently understand the needs of her clients as employers and managers. Liani is the former president of the Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association and former Chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association. She will serve as the president of the Oregon State Bar in 2020.

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