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    FMLA, OFLA, OMFLA, OCVL, OVCCLA, ADA, ADAAA, OPST and More! The Alphabet Soup of Employee Leave Laws for Oregon Employers

    Date: July 14, 2016, 7:45am
    Yamhill County Human Resource Association
    Linfield College, Riley 201
    $15.00 SHRM Members, $20.00 Non-Members, $5.00 SHRM Student Members
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    Dan Grinfas - Attorney at Buchanan, Angeli, Altschul, & Sullivan, LLP

    Oregon employers are faced with an increasingly complex “alphabet soup” of protected and often overlapping leave laws.  Employees can prevail in litigation by proving that even a single protected absence was used as a “negative factor” in an adverse employment decision, so it’s critical for employers to understand the leave laws and to properly track and distinguish between protected and unprotected employee absences.  In this session, our presenter provides an overview of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA), and numerous other protected leaves laws, including the new Oregon statewide protected sick time law that took effective January 1, 2016.  This session also discusses the “Bermuda Triangle of Leave Laws” – the interaction between the state and federal family and medical leave laws, the state and federal disability laws, and the state workers’ compensation laws.

    Dan Grinfas is Of Counsel with Buchanan Angeli Altschul & Sullivan LLP, an employment law firm in Portland, Oregon.  He counsels employers throughout the United States and conducts management and employee training in a variety of employment-related areas, including workplace harassment, civil rights and wage laws, family and medical leave laws, disability laws, injured worker laws, legal hiring practices, policy writing, and employer record-keeping requirements.  He also represents employers before state and federal administrative agencies including the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    Dan previously served as Lead Program Coordinator with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries’ Technical Assistance for Employers program.  He was also Of Counsel with the Labor & Employment Group at Stoel Rives LLP.

    Dan is recognized as a leading Oregon employment lawyer in rating services including Chambers USABest Lawyers in America, andOregon Super Lawyers.  He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resource Management.  Since 2011, he has taught Employee and Labor Relations as an adjunct professor with the School of Business Administration at Portland State University.

    Dan is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and Willamette University College of Law, where he regularly speaks as a guest lecturer on disability laws and leave laws.