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    2021 Archives

  • The COVID-19 Vaccine in the Workplace: What Employers Should Know

    January 11, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PST)
    Presenters: Naomi Johnson & Liani Reeves

    Now that the COVID-19 vaccination is becoming more available and businesses are anxious to start opening up, employers are going to have a lot of questions. Can and should you mandate the vaccine for employees? What considerations should you take into account when crafting a COVID-19 vaccination policy? How do you roll out a vaccination program and who pays for it? Does the law shield certain qualifying employees from a mandatory program? And how do you handle employees who don’t qualify for a legal exemption but still refuse to get the vaccine? During this one-hour webinar, Naomi Johnson and Liani Reeves will address these and other questions that will inevitably arise for employers in the next few months. 
  • Preparing for an Inauguration: A Refresher on Employees and Free Speech

    January 19, 2021, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (PST)
    Presenter: Liani Reeves 

    With the inauguration right around the corner, employers may be feeling heightened anxiety about how employees may respond to the inaugural events. This 30-minute webinar will provide a refresher on what actions employers can and cannot take with respect to addressing employees’ free speech inside and outside of the workplace.
  • BizWomen Coalition Thought Leader Forum

    January 26, 2021, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    SAVE THE DATE
    Discussion Topic: Organizational Transformation – The Impact of COVID on the Future of Work

    Panelists:
    • Sarah Simmons, President, R/West
    • Natalie Nelson-Marsh, Communication Studies, Associate Professor, University of Portland
    • Liani Reeves, President, Bullard Law
    • Tracy Mack-Askew, Managing Director - HD Vocational Platform Development, Daimler Trucks North America
    • Moderator: Suzanne Stevens, Editor, Portland Business Journal
  • 2021 SDAO Annual Conference

    February 3, 2021, 8:30 AM - February 4, 2021 - 4:30 PM
    Two-day virtual event hosted by SDAO

    Presenters: Liani Reeves & John Stellwagen 
    "The Changing Workplace" 
    This program will review how the events of 2020—including a global pandemic, widespread social unrest and protests, and an election—will change the workplace going forward and what employers should expect going into 2021, including anticipated changes that will come with a new administration.


     
  • Oregon Diversity Legal Job Fair

    March 9, 2021, 9:00 AM - March 10, 2021 - 5:00 PM
    This job fair will take place over two days. Those seeing work as attorneys should register for day one, March 9th, 2021. Those seeking employment as paralegals or legal support professionals should register for day two, March 10, 2021. Entry-level and lateral attorneys, paralegals, and legal support professionals of all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to participate. This event is free to all career seekers.
  • OSB: Workplace Re-Opening and COVID-19

    April 16, 2021, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (PST)
    Join us for this timely presentation on how to safely return to work and re-open workplaces. Learn about U.S. and Oregon OSHA’s new mandatory provisions and guidance. Our medical expert will discuss how to slow virus transmission at work, and our employment and business law attorney will discuss OSHA requirements and guidance on workplace safety. Both speakers will provide practical tips for safe workplace re-opening. Our speakers are Heather Van Meter, attorney and trial lawyer, Bullard Law; and Dani Dupuis, Family Nurse Practitioner and Co-Founder of Phoenix Rising Family Medicine.
  • Rise Against Hate, A Call to Action in Support of Asian and Pacific Islander Oregonians

    May 8, 2021, 11:00 AM
    Liani J. Reeves to serve as Keynote Speaker at Rise Against Hate, A Call to Action in Support of Asian and Pacific Islander Oregonians, Saturday, May 8, 2021, 11:00am, Live at Japanese American Historical Plaza, Tom McCall Waterfront Park (space limited due to social distancing) and Live Streaming. 
  • 2021 Public Sector Symposium

    June 15, 2021, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)

    Bullard Law invites you and your colleagues to join us for our virtual 2021 Public Sector Symposium. Presentations include:
     
    • COVID and Safe In-Person Public Workplaces: This session will discuss applicable federal guidance and state laws and rules for managing workplaces during COVID-19, including the new OR-OSHA permanent rules, with a special discussion for public workplaces where members of the general public come for services.
    • Keeping Up with Employee Benefits: Assessing Employee Needs and Legal Requirements in the Pandemic Era: This presentation will provide an overview of legal developments impacting retirement and health and welfare plans sponsored by public sector employers. We will discuss the optional and mandatory changes to retirement, group health, cafeteria plan, and fringe benefits, as well as new temporary changes impacting COBRA benefits.
    • Due Process and Public Employees: This presentation will be a reminder of the additional due process requirements public employers need to follow when working through the investigation and discipline process with employees, including Garrity warnings and name clearing hearings.
    • Red is for Record? Considerations in Recording Employees in the Workplace: This presentation will review the legal and practical considerations of recording employees in the workplace especially in light of the increased use of remote technologies. 
    • 2021 Mid-Year Labor Law Update: This presentation will focus on recent changes and updates in public sector labor law as the 2021 Oregon Legislative Session winds down and the Biden Administration reaches the six-month mark. This includes coverage of recent labor decisions at both the state and federal level, as well as changes to state and federal labor law and administrative rules. In addition, we will discuss changes in labor law that public employers can expect in the upcoming months. 
    Presenters: Heather Van Meter, Naomi Johnson, Kara Backus, Liani Reeves, Jess Osborne, and John Stellwagen

    Who Should Attend: Clients and friends of the firm, including executives, managers, in-house counsel, and human resources professionals in the public sector

    Cost: Complimentary