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    MHRA November Membership Meeting-Transgender Issues in the Workplace

    Date: November 14, 2018, 7:15am – 9:00am
    Trillium Family Services
    4455 Northeast Highway 20
    Old School
    Corvallis, OR 97330
    FREE for Chapter members
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    For our November membership meeting, you are also invited to participate in our 50/50 raffle to support the SHRM Foundation!!!

    MHRA is committed to supporting the SHRM Foundation which is a  values-based charity organization. Its mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation,  provide research-based HR solutions, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.   Please help our MHRA chapter make a difference by participating in our 50/50 raffle on November 14th

    For those of you not familiar with the 50/50 concept;  the total dollars raised is divided equally between the foundation and the winner.  Please consider  bringing cash and see what happens!  Maybe you’ll be the winner!! 

    Join us for Transgender Issues in the Workplace!

    It will certainly require a Supreme Court decision or an act of Congress to have the final say on the legal rights that affect transgender individuals, and it is difficult to make coherent sense of media reports. However, until a Supreme Court decision or Act of Congress happens, there are still some laws, ordinances, regulations, policy statements, and best practices for employers to follow. This program will discuss state laws, case decisions, requirements for government contractors, OSHA regulations, and best practices to help employers understand new and expected requirements, old rules, changing views, and the impact of religion.


    Paula Barran, an attorney and founding Partner at Barran Liebman LLP, has been practicing labor and employment law since 1980. She has written extensively on management law and is a national speaker and trainer. In addition to providing employer advice, Paula handles employment litigation in state and federal courts, and labor disputes and employment arbitrations. Additionally, she develops and presents “train the trainer” programs to introduce comprehensive, and cost effective, training programs into workplaces. Since the first publication of the Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine in 2006, Paula has repeatedly been named as a “Top Ten Lawyer” in Oregon. In 2008, 2010, 2017 and 2018, she was honored as the “Top Point Getter” for the year and was honored as the #2 Top Point Getter in 2016. Since 2003, Paula has been ranked #1 for Labor and Employment Law defense in the State of Oregon by Chambers & Partners USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers. She is also a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and has been named in The Best Lawyers in America directory since 2001. She is admitted to practice in Oregon, Washington and before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court, District of Oregon and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Washington.