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    Date: September 8, 2016, 7:45am
    Yamhill County Human Resource Association
    Linfield College, Melrose Hall, basement level – Jonasson Hall
    $15.00 SHRM Members, $20.00 Non-Members, $5.00 SHRM Student Members
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    Kyle Abraham, PHR, SHRM-CP - Partner, Barran Liebman

    Voters in Washington, Oregon and elsewhere have initiated dramatic changes in public policies on marijuana cultivation and use.  As a result of those changes, employers face conflicting pressures — from the federal government, state governments and regulators, as well as from the communities from which they draw their employees and customers.  How an employer should respond to the challenges of changing marijuana laws will depend on the workplace culture, safety concerns, customer base, and other factors.  Be sure to join Kyle T. Abraham as he leads an interactive discussion about what is legally required, what is legally permissible and what drug testing is able to show about actual marijuana impairment.   

    About the speaker: 

    Kyle Abraham, PHR, SHRM-CP represents employers in both traditional labor and employment law matters. He works with businesses of all sizes, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. In his employment law practice, Kyle works closely with employers to develop effective workplace policies, and he provides proactive advice and counsel. Additionally, Kyle is a trained, certified and experienced workplace investigator, and he regularly conducts investigations into allegations of employee misconduct, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other sensitive issues.

    Kyle is an experienced litigator who has successfully represented clients before U.S. circuit and district courts, Oregon and Washington state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries, and other state and federal agencies. Kyle leverages his experience to help employers anticipate and resolve problems at the earliest possible stage and in a cost-effective manner, with the confidence and capability to defend employers if the matter escalates to litigation. 

    Meeting Sponsorship:

    Davidson Benefits Planning was formed in 1983 and offers a wide range of expertise to employers in the creation and maintenance of a full complement of employee benefit programs. Located in Tigard, Davidson specializes in strategic planning, cost management solutions, employee communication, compliance management and improving the value of your benefits program.  Davidson Benefits Planning, LLC has been recognized by industry leaders and by their peers on a number of occasions for demonstrating excellent business standards and having total dedication to the customer.  Davidson’s mission is to develop creative and innovative employee benefit programs, exceeding the goals of our clients.