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Upcoming Events Human Resources Training Series - Beginning Steps When Medical Issues Arise

May 13 | 10-11:30am
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Medical issues in the workplace can be sensitive and challenging.  Spencer Rockwell and Ron Downs will provide advice and guidance on how to gather information (appropriately) and how to navigate through a medical issue with your employees. Presented by Spencer Rockwell and Ron Downs with SDAO.

Credit Information:

  • SDAO Academy: Human Resources/Personnel Management – ADA (5 Credits)
  • SHRM: 1.5 PDC – HR Expertise: US Employment Law & Regulations

About the Speakers:
Ron Downs is General Counsel for Special Districts Association of Oregon.  Ron is a trial attorney whose area of concentration includes wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, ADA and employment discrimination issues.  He actively counsels special district employers on day-to-day employment problems and liability.  He practices extensively before state and federal agencies.  Ron received his B.S. from Oregon State University and his law degree from Willamette University School of Law.

Spencer Rockwell is Assistant General Counsel with SDAO.  Spencer assists all our districts in matters of employment law, both at the administrative level through contested case or litigation.  Spencer also provides advice and guidance on public meetings/records law among the many other legal challenges districts may face. Prior to coming to SDAO, Spencer was a partner at a Salem law firm representing individuals, public entities, and private employers in all types of litigation including employment matters and legal and medical malpractice defense.