Event Info

May 24th

10:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
11:00 am - 4:00 pm MDT

5 hours

$299 (late registration price)

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Program Overview

This is the event of the year for credit union HR professionals. Farleigh Wada Witt presents, “Withstanding the Storm and Braving the HR Elements.” Like the weather in the Pacific Northwest, one never can predict what will hit your desk in HR on any given day. The FWW Employment Law Group plans to prepare you to weather any storm from harassment, pay equity, paid sick leave laws and more to ensure your credit union remains a great place to work.

Register now to attend the May 24 HR Legal Update, via video conference from convenient locations in Boise, Portland, or SeaTac. This event is sponsored by The Trust, your employee benefits partner.

This program is seeking approval  for HRCI Certification

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

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Program Agenda

Withstanding the Storm and Braving the HR Elements (2018):
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Registration
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.Take Shelter – The #metoo and Times Up movements have highlighted the persistent nature of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Kelly Tilden and Kim McGair will review and strengthen how your credit union responds and investigates claims of harassment and discrimination.
11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Don’t Get Burned – Pay equity is one of the hottest issues in employment law and Kim McGair will update you on the latest legislative enactments and court decisions, as well as provide advice for best practices to protect your organization from pay equity claims.
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.When Lightning Strikes – U.S. Immigration and Customs has pledged to increase I-9 audits by 400% in 2018. Kelly Tilden will advise on I-9 compliance and how to respond to an ICE I-9 audit.
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.Lunch
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Which way the wind is Blowing – Employment and litigation attorney Trish Walsh will provide an update on discrimination cases under Federal, Washington and Oregon law.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Under the Weather – Kelly Tilden and Trish Walsh will guide you and your credit union through best practices for addressing absences related to medical reasons and the application of the varying state and federal leave, and paid sick leave laws (Oregon and Washington paid sick leave laws will be addressed).
Program Concludes

About the Trainers

Picture of Kimberley McGairKimberley McGair

Shareholder • Farleigh Wada Witt

Kim’s practice emphasizes a wide range of litigation matters, including commercial litigation, commercial collections, personal injury defense, real estate litigation, and employment law. She is an advocate for her clients and provides them with practical advice and strong representation to protect their interests and help them achieve their objectives as efficiently as possible. Over the past fourteen years she has successfully arbitrated and tried cases for businesses and financial institutions as well as assisted numerous clients in negotiating favorable ends to their litigation disputes in all facets of business. Kim has handled cases involving complex trade secret protection litigation, personal injury defense, employment law, securities violations, real estate and boundary disputes, homeowners association disputes, defense of consumer law claims and complex commercial litigation. Kim has been selected by peers to the Oregon Rising Stars list for the past five years (2009-2013) an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of Oregon Lawyers under the age of 40 or in practice for less than ten years.

Picture of Kelley TildenKelly R. Tilden

Shareholder • Farleigh Wada Witt

Kelly focuses her practice in the areas of employment law, business, and litigation. She offers practical advice and experience-based insight to help employers confidently apply state and federal regulations.

Employment and Business Practice:

In her employment law practice, Kelly advises clients regarding the hiring, discipline and termination of employees, compliance with state and federal civil rights, wage and hour laws, and leave laws. Kelly counsels businesses and helps them develop employee handbooks and policies, professional employment agreements including noncompetition and other agreements to protect trade secrets, and severance packages. She also provides advice related to employee issues and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions of businesses.

Litigation Practice:

Kelly represents clients with business disputes, including protection of trade secrets, professional negligence, securities, real estate matters, construction law claims, general contract disputes, and debt collection.

Trish A. Walsh

Shareholder • Farleigh Wada Witt

Trish focuses her practice in the areas of litigation and employment law, protecting clients’ interests inside and outside the courtroom. She practices in a wide variety of civil litigation areas including complex commercial, debtor-creditor and employment, offering a broad range of services to our business and financial clients. Trish has also successfully arbitrated cases in Oregon. Selected by her peers to the Oregon Rising Stars list in 2013, Trish received an honor bestowed on only 2.5% of Oregon Lawyers under the age of 40 or in practice for less than ten years. In her employment practice, Trish drafts, audits and updates policy handbooks and provides advice on employment issues under Oregon, Washington and federal laws. Prior to joining Farleigh Wada Witt, Trish served for two years as a law clerk for the Honorable John C. Coughenour, United States District Court, Western District of Washington. Trish began her practice as a litigation associate at a firm in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Location & Travel Information

Event Location:

Unitus Community Credit Union
4th floor
1300 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Video Conferencing Available:

The speaker will present form the Portland location listed above, but you can join the seminar via video conference at the following locations:

Northwest Credit Union Association
18000 International Blvd, Suite 350
SeaTac, WA 98188

Northwest Credit Union Association
2710 W Sunrise Rim, Suite 100
Boise, ID 83705

Pricing Information

Price: $229 if purchased by March 15, $269 after.

Early-Bird (available until Feb. 28)$229.00
Late Price$379.00


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 April 15,  2018.  Substitutions will only be accepted prior to notifying NWCUA.

Questions or Concerns?

For more information, contact Jennifer Huggard at 800.995.9064 x154 or email your questions directly to jhuggard@nwcua.org.

For assistance with registration, please contact us at 800.995.9064 or training@nwcua.org.

Event Sponsors

NWFA Trust

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!

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Donna Losch

Strategic Link

Strategic Link creates value at all levels of the Northwest credit union ecosystem. A part of the Northwest Credit Union Association, it’s a collaborative hub, linking credit unions with business solutions, and credit union members with opportunities to save money. Strategic Link offers “best of breed” solutions to our credit unions with a focus on emerging trends, innovation, scale, and efficiency.

Experience the power of cooperative intelligence.

Strategic Link can provide your credit union with a competitive edge in a fast-changing market environment. Contact us today.

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Jason Smith
Vice President of Strategic Resources
Direct: 208.286.6794