Event Info

June 10th

10:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
11:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT

3 hours


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Program Overview

For HR:  Best Defense is a Great Offense: Taking on the new opponent, the New Normal

The goal of this virtual seminar is to provide the training for your credit union to be ready to face the unique challenges of the New Normal which include reentry and returning to work while our communities continue to face the COVID 19 pandemic. FWW will advise on the interplay of the new laws and guidance with existing legal obligations as credit unions fully open and return employees to work.

This seminar’s eligibility for HRCI Certification is pending approval.

Program Agenda

May 25, 2020Program Agenda
10:00 – 11:15 a.m. PDT
11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. MDT
Leave Laws
Kelly Tilden, Shareholder, FWW
Trish Walsh, Shareholder, FWW
Interplay of new COVID 19 related leave laws and existing leave laws as employees return to work.
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. PDT
12:15 – 12:30 p.m. MDT
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. MDT
Kelly Tilden, Shareholder, FWW
Kim McGair, Shareholder, FWW
Outlining a game plan for the legal framework and related risks as credit unions navigate the varying federal, state, and local guidance on fully opening up while continuing to provide a safe workplace under OSHA.
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
1:30 – 2:00 p.m. MDT
Trish Walsh, Shareholder, FWW
Jon Himes, Shareholder, FWW
Taking on the new ADA accommodation issues and developing steps to ensure that your credit union is meeting its obligation to provide reasonable accommodations and not discriminate under the ADA and applicable state laws.

About the Trainers

Jonathon D. Himes 
Associate, Farleigh Wada Witt 

Jonathon Himes practices several areas of law including litigation, employment, and financial services. This enables him to assist clients with a full-range of legal and business challenges. A former teacher, Himes leverages that same dedication, problem-solving skills, and work ethic to achieve the best results for the firm’s clients.  
Himes earned his law degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he served as the Executive Notes and Comments Editor of the Indiana Law Journal and as a member of the Indiana University Nonprofit Legal Clinic. Prior to joining Farleigh Wada Witt as an associate attorney, Himes was a summer law clerk with the firm, and served as judicial extern to the Honorable Jane E. Magnus-Stinson at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. He also served as judicial extern for the Honorable Martha L. Walters of the Oregon Supreme Court.  
Outside of work, Himes enjoys traveling, trail running, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife and their Siberian Husky, Izzy. 

Picture of Kimberley McGairKimberley McGair
Shareholder, Farleigh Wada Witt 

Kimberley McGair is a Shareholder at Farleigh Wada Witt and is passionate about helping her clients resolve disputes. She puts herself in their shoes, and feels personally responsible for obtaining the best possible results. When developing a litigation strategy, Kim focuses on her client’s core objectives. Her first question is always, “What is your ultimate goal with this relationship?” From there, she works to develop a litigation strategy designed to achieve that objective.

Her practice emphasizes a wide range of litigation, including business litigation, consumer law defense, real estate litigation, employment law, commercial collection and personal injury defense. McGair is an advocate for her clients and provides them with strong representation to protect their interests and help them achieve their goals as efficiently as possible.

In addition to helping people resolve disputes, McGair loves litigation because she enjoys learning about all types of businesses, from music distribution, to manufacturing. She likes to unpack the mess, put a strategy to it, and resolve the conflict so that her clients can get back to doing what they do best.

McGair is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. 

Picture of Kelley TildenKelly R. Tilden
Shareholder, Farleigh Wada Witt

Clients trust Tilden to guide them and provide smart business advice relating to all employment law issues. Tilden’s experience ranges from advising businesses on employee issues to successfully defending her clients in trial. This has led her to be the Chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group.

Tilden strives to align business needs with best legal practices for businesses of all sizes. Her practice includes advice and litigation regarding the following: hiring, negotiating and drafting of contracts, protection of trade secrets, discipline, civil rights, and wage and hour and leave laws. While employees and related problems can appear to be unique, our firm’s command of the laws and regulations will help our clients efficiently and effectively find resolution.

Prior to practicing law, Tilden traveled extensively and lived abroad and across the United States. Her work experience includes multiple jobs, from bartending, to providing social work at a homeless clinic. All of this experience helped her develop unique insight about the workplace and a straight forward approach with her clients and in court.

Trish A. Walsh
Shareholder, Farleigh Wada Witt

Trish Walsh’s focus is in the areas of litigation and employment law. She prides herself on protecting her clients’ interests inside and outside the courtroom.  She practices a variety of civil litigation areas, including complex commercial, debtor-creditor, and employment. With this extensive experience she is happy to offer a broad range of services to our business and financial clients. Walsh represents arbitration and mediation clients in state and federal courts in Oregon and Washington and also handles appeals in the Oregon Court of Appeals.
In her employment practice, Walsh provides advice on employment issues under Oregon, Washington and federal laws. She represents employer clients in BOLI and EEOC administrative processes and in court. She also drafts, audits, and updates policy handbooks in her spare time.

Location & Travel Information

This year’s HR Legal Update will be a digital-only event, hosted via Zoom. Meeting dial-in information will be sent to attendees several days before the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Burgess, NWCUA Project Manager.

Pricing Information


Event Sponsor

Thank you to our event sponsor.

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The Northwest Financial Associations’ Employee Benefit Trust was created in 1951 to meet the employee benefit needs of financial institutions in Washington and Oregon. Today, Brown & Brown and the Trust provide employee benefits to more financial entities than any other program or broker in the Northwest. The Trust is your one-stop answer for competitive benefit packages, almost hands off administration and customized service, specifically geared to the needs of financial institutions. We pride ourselves as being your benefits partner! Contact Donna Losch (253.396.5544, or [email protected]) for more information.


Continued education and training of credit union employees helps keep the Credit Union Movement vibrant and competitive in the financial marketplace. We understand this can take a significant commitment of time and money.

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation provides professional development scholarships awarding up to $1,500 per year for selected applicants.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Registration fees are non-refundable after May 11, 2020. Substitutions will be accepted by notifying NWCUA.

Questions or Concerns?

For assistance with registration please contact  our Program Manager, Kimberly Burgess at 800.995.9064 x311 or via email.