2015 Labor and Employment Law Conference
The 2015 (13th) annual Stole Rives Labor & Employment Law Conference is now open for registration!  Register now until January 30 to receive the early bird discount rate of $210.   This conference, hosted by the SHRM Oregon State Council, will be held on Thursday, March 5 at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland from 8am to 5pm.  Register at

February LCHRMA Event
Clearing The Air On Oregon's Personal Pot Law and the Workplace

Lower Columbia Human Resources Management Association proudly presents Michael G. McClory, attorney at law with the esteemed Portland-based, Bullard Law firm.

November 4th, 2014, you and most business/HR professionals in Oregon, collectively sighed and scratched their respective heads with the passing of measure 91, or what is officially referred to as the Control, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana and Industrial Hemp Act. With the swipe of a pen, the recreational use of pot narrative took a 180-degree turn and now we are all asking ourselves the 100-dollar question, “What does this mean to me and my company?”

Michael’s seminar, “Clearing the Air on Oregon’s Personal Pot Law and the Workplace,” will touch on the law itself and answer some of the many questions we all have, such as: Where can it be used? Who will regulate it? How does this affect our current drug policy? How can I protect myself and my company from what is sure to be a regulatory circus? This accomplished litigator will address these and many other questions we all have, based on the provisions of this complex law.

Michael is a graduate of both Notre Dame and of their prestigious law program (1989) and has been a legal counsel for Bullard Law since 1997. Michael specializes in many employment law areas such as Affirmative Action Plans, Employment Litigation, Disability Discrimination, Personnel Policies and Practices and many more. Away from work, Mike volunteers his time in a number of areas. Currently, he is the Board President for the Oregon/Southwest Washington Industry Liaison Group. Previously, he served eight years on the NWEEO/Affirmative Action Association Board of Directors. Since 2001 Mike has served as the Bullard Law Team Captain for the Oregon Lawyers Against Hunger Annual Drive to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

Come and join us at our new location, Astoria’s own Buoy Beer Company, for a great lunch and what is sure to be an engaging and illuminating lecture from one of our more popular lecturers!
The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 at the Buoy Beer Company, #1 8th Street, Astoria, from 11:30am to 1:00pm. You need not be a member to attend.

Register online at by February 1st. The cost, including lunch prepared by Buoy Beer, is $15 for LCHRMA members, $12.50 for students, and $20 for non-members. For further information, contact Stacey Brown at president@

WA Labor and Employment Law Update
Courtesy of Lane Powell Attorneys and Counselors.
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OR Labor and Employment Law Update
Courtesy of SHRM
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