Conferences and Events

March 6, 2024

Oregon Convention Center

22nd Annual Legislative and Employment Law Conference

This year’s conference will be interactive, forward looking, and thought provoking. The sessions will focus on trends, issue spotting, and lessons learned that can be applied to improve future outcomes. The panelists will discuss real life scenarios and offer insights and opinions of potential new employment laws.

Topics include:

  • The Future of Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Navigating the Hybrid Workplace Landscape
  • Working Effectively with Outside Counsel
  • Bargaining Proposals Have Consequences – What to Expect
  • Today’s Hot Topics in Labor & Employment Law: From Headlines to Best Practices
  • Major Court Decisions and Legal Updates, Including Paid Leave (Oregon)
  • Interactive Labor and Employment Q&A
HR Answers will have a booth, so please stop by to say hello and get some HRA swag! 

February 8-11, 2024

Seaside, Oregon


There will be over 20 training and educational sessions, networking opportunities, the exhibitor trade show, awards banquet, and more!
HRA Session Topic: Running Successful Hybrid Meetings
Speaker: Deborah Jeffries, Vice President
Session Description:

Over the last few years, the remote meeting model has evolved. With today’s technology it’s now easy to bring remote and in-person individuals together to have an excellent, productive and engaging meetings. Our collective goal is for better outcomes, correct? So whether it is keeping up or doing better this program is for you. When done well, hybrid meetings can be very productive, less trouble for participants, can have accountability and collaboration built into your process as well. There are definitely steps and measures to follow for the best outcomes and that’s what this program is all about! We’ll explore best practices for your public meetings from technology to managing interactions to setting the agenda and the best tools to use to accomplish your goals. There will be “samples” to take back and use. We’ll cover it all, answer your questions along the way, and we’ll even have some fun too.

HR Answers will have a booth, so please stop by to say hello and get some HRA swag! 

January 9, 2024

Virtual Event


MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE - Practical Steps for Managing and Supporting Mental Health at Work

One-in-five U.S. adults have a mental illness in any given year, and they’re working across all industries and sizes of organizations. Leaders who know how to recognize and support an employee with mental health challenges and concerns can create a work environment that generates fewer absences, higher productivity and greater loyalty to the organization. With 84% of the respondents reporting that at least one workplace factor negatively affected their mental health, it is critical for employers to create a work environment that supports employees’ mental health.

Speaker: Deborah Jeffries, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPC, Vice President

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