Protected Leaves: Compliance Tips for the Harried Administrator
Tips and traps when administering state and federal leave laws during a pandemic, including the Family First Coronavirus Response Act, Oregon Sick Leave, the Oregon Family Medical Leave Act, the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Kathryn M. Hindman, Bullard Law PC
Kathy Hindman's Northwest roots run deep. Her family tree goes back five generations to her great grandfather who traveled west on the Oregon Trail to settle in Baker City and later became its mayor. Like her great grandfather, Kathy has a desire to make a positive impact. Kathy uses her zeal to understand the clients' particular business needs and develop practical solutions. Her focus is on employment-related advice, litigation prevention, and on-site supervisory training.
Kathy specializes in managing leave and reasonable accommodation, wage and hour compliance, and workplace harassment and discrimination. She regularly represents employers who are facing audits and investigations, as well as advising clients in class suit litigation.
Kathy is a frequent speaker in the business community, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America, Oregon Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. She is currently a member of the Oregon Employment Department’s Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (PFMLI) Benefits Workgroup and is the former General Counsel to the Portland Human Resource Management Association Board.
When she's not working or volunteering, Kathy likes to spend time in the outdoors and with her daughter.
Anne E. Denecke, Denecke Employment Law LLC
A fifth generation Oregonian, Anne is one of five lawyers in her family including her father, Arno H. Denecke, who served as Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Growing up, Anne learned how the law impacts individuals and businesses, and that legal compliance is a critical component of all successful businesses. Anne has been practicing employment law for more than three decades, emphasizing advice and counsel in all areas of management employment law; defense of state and federal agency charges and civil lawsuits involving discrimination, wage and hour, whistle blowing and independent contractor classification; conducting internal harassment and discrimination investigations; and conducting employee training and education. Anne also advises non-profit organizations in board governance matters.
She established Denecke Employment Law in 2009 following nearly 20 years with Davis Wright Tremaine and Bullard Law (formerly, Bullard, Korshoj, Smith & Jernstedt).
Anne frequently presents and authors articles on, harassment and retaliation, discipline and discharge, employment policies and handbooks state and federal wage and hour laws, disability/reasonable accommodation, non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, and independent contractor classification.