Wondering what the election will bring about for employers? Will it bring about a higher federal minimum wage or changes to the Federal Labor Standards Act? Will major changes to employee time-off rights compromise your productivity? Will the recent changes in Oregon's arbitration provisions be undone by federal law?

According to a Lower Columbia Human Resource Management press release, Larry Lorber, a DC-based employment attorney has said that "2009 will be a year of living dangerously for HR."

On Nov. 13, LCHRMA will host a seminar on the topic. The speaker is Judy Clark, founder and President of HR Answers, Inc., the largest independently owned human resources consulting firm in the Pacific Northwest.

Clark will discuss what is likely and possible as a result of the Presidential election.

Clark is a regular contributor of articles to the Portland Business Journal and is frequently relied upon by the broadcast media for expert opinion on a variety of human resources topics.

Clark is adjunct faculty at both Portland State University and the University of Washington, teaching Compensation; Advanced Compensation; Staffing; and Communication, Counseling and Conflict Resolution.

LCHRMA's mission is to engage the human resource community by providing networking and relationship building opportunities, professional development, and other resources that enhance human resources professionals' contributions to the workplace and the local community. Anyone with human resources responsibilities, or an interest in the meeting topic, is welcome to attend.

The session will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, located at 204 West Marine Dr. in Astoria.

Space is limited, and advance registration is required by Nov. 5.

Register at www.lchrma.org to reserve a space. The fee is $50 for members and $60 for non-members, and includes a continental breakfast.

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