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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. She is passionate about helping companies navigate the complexities of labor and employment law. 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 public and private sector wage and hour compliance, workplace harassment and discrimination, family medical leave, injured workers, the interactive process and reasonable accommodation. She regularly represents employers who are facing audits and investigations from the US Department of Labor and state agencies, 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. Kathy 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.

 

  

2013

  • Final Sick Leave Rules Have Employers Scrambling - Daily Journal of Commerce, December 2013
  • Portland Employers - Get Ready for Mandatory Sick Time - Bullard Alert, March 2013
  • Recent FMLA Amendments Expand Military Caregiver and Flight Crew Member Leave, Add New Poster Requirement - Bullard Alert, February 2013

2011

  • A Shopping List for Employment Practices Liability Insurance – Portland Human Resource Management Association, November 2011
  • What Employers Should Know About Social Media in the Workplace - Portland Human Resource Management Association, October 2011
  • Employers Beware: Termination Following Medical Leave is Risky – Special Districts Association of Oregon, October 2011
  • Employer Beware: Automatic Termination Following Medical Leave is Risky – Portland Human Resource Management Association, September 2011
  • You've Been Served! Now What Do You Do With a Medical Records Subpoena? – Bullard Alert, July 2011
  • Ten Things for Human Resources When Moving an Office – Portland Human Resource Management Association, June 2011
  • ADAAA Regulations Provide Important Guidance to Employers – Portland Human Resource Management Association, May 2011
  • What Will the Oregon Legislature Think of Next? - Portland Human Resource Management Association, April 2011
  • Employee Handbooks: A Checklist for Labor Law Compliance - Portland Human Resource Management Association, March 2011
  • Exempt/Non-Exempt Misclassifications Still Plague Employers – Portland Human Resource Management Association, February 2011
  • HR Checklist for the New Year - Portland Human Resource Management Association, January 2011
  • Human Resources Checklist – Oregon Healthcare News, January 2011
  • Military Leave, Private Sector Wage and Hour and Public Sector – Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Continuing Legal Education, 2011

2009

  • New FMLA Regulations go Into Effect Today – Bullard Alert, January 2009

2007

  • What Does 2008 Have in Store for Oregon Employers? – Bullard Alert, August 2007

2005

  • The Unkindest Cut: Deliver Employees' Final Pay in Full and On Time - or Risk Painful Consequences – HR Magazine, September 2005
  • Training Your Managers in Workplace Law – Oregon Business Magazine, March 2005

2016

  • Practical Implications of the New FLSA Overtime Regulations - MHCA Annual Summer Conference, August 2016
  • White-Collar Worker Exemption Traps and How to Prevent Them - Institute of Management Accountants, February 2016

2015

  • Compliance with Oregon Sick Leave Law - Bullard Law and BOLI Workshop, November 2015
  • New FLSA and DOL Developments - Bullard Annual Labor and Employment Law Briefing, October 2015
  • Corporate Counsel Section Annual Fall CLE - Oregon State Bar, October 2015
  • Get Ready: Oregon Sick Leave and Proposed FLSA Regulations - Bullard Workshop, September 2015
  • Avoiding Problems Related to the Use of Volunteers & Interns - Bullard Public Sector Symposium, April 2015

2014

  • Curbing Intermittent Leave Abuse – BOLI 30th Annual Employment Law Conference, November 2014
  • Portland Sick Leave Update – Bullard Annual Labor and Employment Law Briefing, October 2014
  • What Keeps You Up At Night? – Bullard Human Resources Workshop, July 2014

2013

  • Employment Law Update – Oregon State Bar, Corporate Counsel Section Spring CLE, June 2013
  • FMLA Basics from Eligibility to Reinstatement Rights to Extensions of Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation – Society of Human Resource Management Rogue Valley Chapter : Annual May Legal Seminar, May 2013
  • FMLA Essentials: A Basic Introductory Workshop – Bullard Workshop, March 2013
  • Managing Reasonable Accommodation and Intermittent Leave (for Private and Public Employers) – In-House Trainings and Seminars, 2005-present

 2012

  • "Who You Gonna Call?" Recurring Leave of Absence Problems – Bullard Annual Labor and Employment Law Briefing, October 2012
  • HR Issues:  What Keeps You Up at Night? – Bullard Workshop, July 2012
  • Complex ADA Issues – Lower Columbia Human Resource Management Association, June 2012
  • Veterans' Employment and Reemployment Rights – Oregon Law Institute 2012 Annual Employment Law Update, June 2012

2011

  • Managing Leave in a Medical Workplace – Oregon Medical Association Webinar, October 2011
  • Managing Intermittent Leave in an ADAAA World – Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), December 2011
  • ADAAA Briefing – Bullard Roundtable, July 2011
  • Identifying and Developing Key Strategies: Managing the Comprehensive and Complex ADAAA Implications for Your Organization's Bottom Line – Rogue Valley Society for Human Resource Management, May 2011
  • Employment Law Developments and What Corporate Counsel Need to Know – Oregon State Bar Corporate Counsel Roundtable, April 2011
  • Employment Issues – Oregon State Bar Corporate Counsel, March 2011
  • The New Face of Harassment - Facebook/Texting/Bullying and More – Labor Employee Assistance Program, March 2011
  • Everything You Need to Know About FMLA and Don't – Labor Employee Assistance Program, March 2011

2010

  • Wage and Hour Pitfalls – Bureau of Labor and Industries, December 2010
  • Wage and Hour Update – The Seminar Group, September 2010
  • Employment Law Update – Lower Columbia Human Resource Management Association, July 2010
  • Top Basic Wage and Hour Mistakes and Pitfalls – Bullard Boot Camp, March 2010
  • OFLA/FMLA: How to Incorporate the Final OFLA Regulations into Your Leave Practice (as well as the new FMLA/OFLA military leave) – Bullard Roundtable, April 2010

2009

  • Exempt v. Non-exempt – Bureau of Labor and Industries, December 2009
  • Family Leave Update – Bullard Annual Labor and Employment Law Briefing, October 2009
  • Wage & Hour Update – Seminar Group, September 2009
  • FMLA Update – Bullard Boot Camp, March 2009
  • FMLA – Bullard Roundtable, February and March 2009
  • FMLA Basics - Bullard Boot Camp, March 2009
  • FMLA and Managing Intermittent Leave – Bullard Roundtable, February and March 2009
  • ADA/FMLA Changes and Statutory Update – Bullard Public Sector Symposium, February 2009

2008

  • Privacy Issues in the Workplace/Legal Hiring/Discipline and Discharge/Multi-Generational Workforce – Bureau of Labor and Industries, December 2008
  • Oregon's Same Gender Domestic Partner Benefits Mandate – JBL&K, June 2008
  • FMLA Basics – Bullard Bootcamp, March 2008
  • FMLA Changes: Now & Proposed – Bullard Public Sector Symposium, February 2008

2007

  • White Collar Worker Exemptions – Bureau of Labor and Industries, December 2007
  • Litigation Update and Class Suits – Bullard Annual Labor and Employment Law Briefing, October 2007
  • Light Duty & Family Leave – Bullard Workshop, July 2007
  • Meal & Rest Breaks – Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, March 2007
  • Managing FMLA – Special Districts Association of Oregon, February 2007

2006

  • "I'm Calling in Sick: What Are You Going to do About it?" A Day in the Life of an HR Director Managing Leave, Confidentiality and Benefits – Bullard Workshop, July 2006

2005

  • Opinions, Cases and Regulations – Oh My! Making Practical Sense of Recent FMLA Developments – Bullard Workshop, July 2005