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January 19, 2017

2017 Employment Law Outlook Under the Trump Administration Presented by John Ashby

2017 Employment Law Outlook Under the Trump Administration
Courtyard by Marriott, 1789 S. Eagle Road, Meridian, ID 83642
19 Jan 2017, 11:30 AM

Cost: Members $20.00 ($25 for non-members; $10 for students)

RSVP Deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017. There will be an additional $10.00 added to the pricing above if your RSVP is not received prior to the deadline. Seating is not guaranteed without a reservation and you will be asked to wait until the registration process is complete.

The Human Resources Association of Treasure Valley is pleased to present the January program, “2017 Employment Law Outlook Under the Trump Administration,” presented by John Ashby, an employment lawyer with Hawley Troxell.

President-elect Donald Trump will assume office on January 20, 2017. Based on his campaign promises to reduce employment regulations that hurt job growth, we can expect a decidedly pro-business shift in labor and employment policy.

Please join John Ashby as he examines the key employment law issues facing employers in 2017 and discusses how to prepare for the changing landscape under the incoming Trump administration. Topics will include:

  • Workplace policies that were discussed on the campaign trail, and how to prepare for their potential implementation;
  • Likely roll back of regulations and executive orders implemented under the Obama administration;
  • Possible changes to federal minimum wage, overtime and medical leave regulations;
  • Potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act.

John Ashby is a partner in Hawley Troxell’s employment law practice group. John represents employers in administrative proceedings and litigation involving claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, and fair labor standard practices. He also advises employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws and conducts management training in a variety of employment-related topics. John is a member of HRATV’s Board of Directors and is a co-chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee.

More information and online registration: 2017 Employment Law Outlook Under the Trump Administration

December 7, 2016

Idaho Health Care Association Assisted Living Administrator & Nurse Training

Presentation by Hawley Troxell attorney Kara Heikkila

2016-D Assisted Living Administrator & Nurse Training – Meridian

December 7, 2016

National Business Institute: Human Resources Law Boot Camp

A Full Day Brimming With Employment Law Best Practices

The rapid pace of change in the employment law arena requires constant vigilance on the part of HR professionals. It’s all too easy to miss a seemingly minor detail and have your employer face a financially debilitating lawsuit as a result. Don’t let your company’s employment policies and procedures fall into legal obsolescence and fail to provide safeguards. Let our experienced attorney faculty provide you with up-to-date information on the FLSA, HIPAA and more. Take away indispensable legal information you can use to reinforce your company’s HR practices – register today!

  • Get the latest FLSA perspective and ensure your wage and hour practices are up to speed.
  • Determine if the language of your organization’s handbook contains potential legal landmines.
  • Sidestep potential HIPAA violations when handling employee medical information.
  • Handle hiring and firing issues with confidence – know which practices will land you in hot water.
  • Ensure your company’s social media policy provides maximum legal protections.
  • Confidently investigate misconduct, create performance improvement plans and more.

Who Should Attend

This basic-to-intermediate level seminar on addressing the top HR legal nightmares is of benefit to:

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Corporate Executives
  • Accountants
  • Payroll Professionals
  • Paralegals

Course Content

  1. FLSA Essentials: Practically Applying the Most Recent Legal Perspectives
  2. Using Handbooks to Protect Against Legal Liabilities: With Example Policies
  3. HIPAA and Medical Privacy Best Practices for HR: Ensuring Confidentiality of Medical Information
  4. Hiring and Firing: Legal Do’s and Don’ts for Crucial HR Functions
  5. Social Media Policies: Balancing Employer Needs and Employee Rights
  6. Employee Relations: Legal Solutions for Sensitive Workplace Issues

Continuing Education Credit


Certified Payroll Professionals – Certified Payroll Professional: 6.00

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00

Human Resource Certification Institute – HRCI: 6.00

International Association for Continuing Education Training – IACET: 0.60

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy – CPE for Accountants: 7.00 *

Society for Human Resource Management – SHRM CP/SCP: 6.00

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December 1, 2016

Sterling Education Services: “Landlord-Tenant Law: Lease Agreements, Defaults, and Collections Seminar”

Program Summary:

Home ownership and rental vacancy rates haven’t been as low as they currently are for more than thirty years. That can be great news for landlords, but it also means that finding the best tenants for your property (and protecting yourself when bad tenants slip in) is more important than ever. Uncertain economic conditions and the influx of more baby boomers and families into the rental market mean that you and your clients need strategies in place to write solid leases, provide accommodations, and evict when necessary. Our faculty are familiar with the issues you’re facing every day, so put their knowledge and experience to work and make the most out of the growing rental markets.

Program Highlights:

  • Ethical situations and conflicts of interest
  • How to handle abandoned property
  • Collecting what’s owed to you after the tenancy
  • The latest developments and cases
  • Getting all the steps right in evictions
  • What to do when a tenant is in default
  • Do I have to allow service or emotional support animals?
  • Avoiding discrimination in tenant screening
Who Should Attend:

  • Real Estate Brokers
  • Property Managers
  • Attorneys – Bankruptcy/Debtor/Creditor
  • Attorneys – General Practice
  • Attorneys – Landlord Tenant
  • Attorneys – Leasing and Contracts
  • Attorneys – Evictions
  • Attorneys – Real Estate
  • Attorneys – Transactional
  • Attorneys – Litigation
  • Attorneys – Sole Practitioners
  • Housing Authorities
  • Developers
  • Building Owners
  • Leasing Agents
  • Other Real Estate Professionals


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November 30, 2016

2016 Associated Taxpayers of Idaho Conference

Conference Schedule


Hawley Troxell attorney Richard Smith will be moderating a panel at the conference.

November 22, 2016

St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees Gala

Gala Celebration

Join us as we kick off the Festival of Trees with a black-tie gala at the Boise Centre located at 850 W. Front Street in downtown Boise.
Tuesday, November 22
5:30 p.m. – Holiday Tree Sales and No-host Cocktails
7:30 p.m. – Dinner, Live Auction and Dancing
$250 per person, $2,500 per table of ten

Mr. Formal is offering 10% off rental or purchase of a tuxedo for the Festival of Trees. In addition, they will donate 10% of their Festival of Trees sales and rentals to Saint Alphonsus. To reserve your tuxedo, contact Mr. Formal at 377-8636.

If you have any questions regarding the Gala, please contact Nancy Moulton at 208-367-8991 or email.

November 22, 2016

St. Alphonsus Festival of Trees

The holiday season is a time for coming together to celebrate and revel in tradition. It is also a time for thinking of others and giving of ourselves. That is why the Saint Alphonsus Foundation hosts the Festival of Trees. As a favorite holiday event for 33 years, the Festival has raised more than $9 million dollars to improve healthcare in our community. The 2016 Festival of Trees will take place November 23 – 27 with the Gala on November 22 and the Fashion Show on November 28.

Share in the magic as the Boise Centre becomes home to a wonderland of holiday splendor, featuring hundreds of lavishly decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and inspirational decor. From its opening night black-tie Gala to the Festival Fashion Show and North Pole Village, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Every year, proceeds from the Festival of Trees help Saint Alphonsus deliver the best kind of healthcare to our community. This year funds raised will benefit our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.


November 17, 2016

Idaho Business Review’s Leaders in Law Awards

2016 Leaders in Law

Thomas J. Angstman, Partner, Angstman Johnson PLLC

A. Dean Bennett, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP

Michael Bixby, Educator, College of Business and Economics, Boise State University

Joe Borton, Partner, Borton Lakey Law & Policy

Matthew Bradshaw, Up & Coming Lawyer, Holland & Hart LLP

Bret Busacker, Partner, Holland & Hart LLP

Merlyn W. Clark, Partner, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley

Bradlee R. Frazer, Partner, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley

Gabriel Hamilton, Associate, Holland & Hart LLP

Jordan Heller, In-house Counsel, St. Luke’s Health System

Julia Hilton, In-house Counsel, Idaho Power

Pam Howland, Partner, Idaho Employment Lawyers PLLC

Neil D. McFeeley, Partner, Eberle, Berlin, Kading, Turnbow & McKlveen, Chtd.

Krista McIntyre, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP

Christine E. Nicholas, Partner, Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields, Chtd.

Allison Parker, Associate, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley

Andrea J. Rosholt, Up & Coming Lawyer, Moffatt, Thomas, Barrett, Rock & Fields, Chtd.

Norman Semanko, In-house Counsel, Idaho Water Users Association, Inc.

Timothy Tyree, Partner, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley

Brian L. Webb, Sole Practitioner, Brian Webb Legal

Linda Copple Trout, Lifetime Achievement Award, Idaho Supreme Court

Law leaders voted in for 2016


November 9, 2016

Idaho School Boards Association Annual Convention

The 2016 ISBA Annual Convention will be held in Boise, Idaho at The Boise Centre, November 9-11. The theme will be Stand Up 4 Idaho Public Schools.


November 9, 2016

The CORE: 2016 MedBuild Summit

MedBuild is an all-day event that sparks crucial conversations between MedTech startups, investors, and industry leaders. Featured presentations and networking opportunities all center on leveraging knowledge from different pockets of the industry to support Idaho’s capacity to innovate in the MedTech space. Attendees with an eye toward developing drugs, devices, software and medical research will have the opportunity to engage with other industry actors to reach solutions to their challenges–or to share success stories. We create a dynamic environment where innovators can walk away with avenues to collaboration, resources, and unique industry expertise.

Join us, and network with Idaho’s MedTech community.

Click here to see the agenda and purchase tickets