Training Announcement: Pay Equity, PTO, & the Changing Face of Wage & Hour Laws

Training Announcement: Pay Equity, PTO, & the Changing Face of Wage & Hour Laws

Pay Equity, Paid Time Off, and the Changing Face of Wage and Hour Laws

Wage and hour laws are taking center stage in today’s employment law landscape, especially here in the Northwest. Oregon and Washington are joining many other states and local areas in enacting new and expansive employee-friendly laws. Just what does an organization need to do to prepare for these new laws and trends?

This session will discuss the latest developments in Oregon and Washington, including equal pay laws, paid medical and family leave, sick leave, and minimum wage along with trends to watch out for and how to get ahead of them.

We will leave plenty of time at the end of the session for questions on these topics or any other HR compliance issues.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental elements of the new Washington paid leave law, and how start preparing now
  • Learn how Oregon and Washington sick leave laws are structured, where they overlap, and how they compare
  • Determine how to plan for Oregon’s and Washington’s minimum wage scheduled future increases
  • Identify steps to ensure compliance with the new equal pay laws

Event Details

Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Location: Brickstone Ballroom (Vancouver, WA)
Cost: Free
HRCI & SHRM credit available


Christine Thelen, Director of HR ServicesChristine Thelen

Christine Thelen is the Director of HR Services at Trüpp, a human resources company that provides HR consulting services, HR outsourcing, recruiting, and leadership development solutions for small to mid-sized organizations in the greater Portland-Vancouver metro area.

Christine has extensive experience assisting clients with the drafting and implementation of compliant HR policy, providing training and counsel, and a strong focus on employment law. Her portfolio includes managing and training employees and supervisors on policies and procedures, and providing practical legal advice and guidance on employment law for a variety of organizations. Christine’s background has contributed to a firm understanding of business operations and the ability to advise organizations on developing and implementing policy and process improvements.

Christine graduated from Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law with a Doctor of Law (JD). Her undergraduate work includes a BA in Government and Economics from Claremont McKenna College.

Contact: | 503.828.0255 x107

Tyson Fuehrer, Vice President – Life & Health Insurance ServicesJean Roque

Tyson Fuehrer is the Vice President and Life & Health department manager at Biggs Insurance Services, an independent and locally owned agency providing life, health, personal and commercial insurance services to employers and individuals since 1935.

Tyson joined Biggs Insurance Services in 2014 to lead the compliance division, providing solutions for employer during the major implementations of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It is his passion, working as a consultant and providing solutions to employers that drives Tyson to constantly be developing new concepts focused on bending healthcare curves and outreach programs to improve corporate culture, employee engagement and satisfaction. Through this thought leadership he was awarded the Accomplished and Under 40 award in 2016.

Since that time Tyson has continued be a leader at Biggs Insurance Services becoming a shareholder, promoted to department manager and voted to be a member of the board of directors in 2017.

Contact: | 360.828.3705