SBH 2016 Race for Justice Sponsor

Vaniman-Megan_160-x-222SBH is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Race for Justice. The Race for Justice, now in its 16th year, helps raise funds for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC). SALC is a non-profit law firm that provides low-cost legal services to families in crisis. SALC is committed to providing security for children, support to women in crisis, and access to justice for the working poor. Though SALC is a serious cause, the Race for Justice is a fun way to support the families who look to SALC for support and advocacy. This 5k race is enjoyed by competitive runners and leisurely walkers. Families often participate together and young children have the opportunity to get… Continue reading

Join us at the SBH Washington Claims Professional Workshop

laurel hensleySBH will be hosting its annual Washington Claims Professional Workshop on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington. 6.0 Washington Credits Approved: 5.0 Claims Management & 1.0 Legal Presentations by SBH Attorneys and Guest Speakers: Edward Dagher, MD Peter Edgerton, Vocational Services Specialist, Department of Labor & Industries Debra Hatzialexiou, Legal Services Program Manager, Department of Labor & Industries Doug Palmer, Partner at Busick Hamrick Palmer Sheryl Whitcomb, Penalty Adjudicator, Department of Labor & Industries Elizabeth Ziegler, Ph.D. – Neuropsychologist Workshop Topics: Case Law Update Introduction to Neuropsychological Testing Assessing Employability in the Vocational Resolution Dispute Office Penalties: Self-Insured Employers Beware Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Working With Claimant’s Attorneys Cost: $85 Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch,… Continue reading

DMEC Half Day Seminar on Sick Leave and BOLI/EEOC complaints

rebecca_watkinsJoin me, the DMEC board, and Chet Nakada of BOLI on February 3rd for a half day seminar at the Kaiser Permanente Town Hall. Mr. Nakada is returning to discuss Oregon Sick Leave laws, and then I’ll lead a discussion about what employers should know about navigating the BOLI/EEOC complaint process. The seminar is approved for 3 CPDM and CDMS credits. Please register online at Early registration discount applies through January 20th.    

Join SBH at the 14th Annual Oregon Claims Examiner Workshop

laurel hensleyJoin SBH at the 14th Annual Oregon Claims Examiner Workshop. The workshop will be November 13 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. SBH Attorneys, Independent Medical Examiners, and representatives from the WCD will be discussing the latest case law, new closure rules, traumatic brain injuries, recreational marijuana, and the new Oregon portal. Cost is $85 per person and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, hosted bar, and hors d’oeuvres. To Register: We look forward to seeing you there!

Join SBH Attorneys at the first PWC Lunch of the Season

stephen verotskyJoin SBH Attorneys Lauren Oda and Steve Verotsky at the first PWC lunch of the season on October 20, 2015. The Lunch is held at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Oswego. Lauren and Steve will be providing a Course & Scope Legal Update. Their discussion will include recent Board and Court of appeals decisions addressing common course and scope injury scenarios. They will provide tips for investigation and processing claims when its unclear whether they occurred with the course of scope of employment. Register and RSVP at

Join SBH at the Oregon/SW Washington DMEC Annual Chapter Meeting

rebecca_watkinsJoin me and a great line up of speakers and topics next Wednesday, September 16th, at the Oregon/SW Washington DMEC annual chapter meeting. Chet Nakada of BOLI will discuss State Sick Leave. Tim Kessel of DCBS will discuss the Preferred Worker Program and EAIP. Rob Bovett will discuss marijuana in the workplace. And keynote speaker Justin Parker will discuss strategies for engaging employees with early return to work. Register at (2015 Chapter Mtg: Oregon)

Join SBH at the Oregon PRIMA Annual Conference

Krishna Balasubramani | Sather Byerly and Holloway, Oregon and Washington Employment Law, Workers Compensation, Longshore, and OSHA Defense AttorneysSBH Attorneys Sarah Ewing and Krishna Balasubramani are speaking at the Oregon PRIMA 2015 Annual Conference. The conference is held at Salishan Resort and Spa in Gleneden Beach September 30- October 2, 2015. Sarah, along with Regina Jackson, an ADA specialist, will speak on Thursday October 1, 2015 about the interactions of on-the-job injuries, ADA, and FMLA including fitness for duty tests, common pitfalls, and dos and don’ts. Krishna will be providing a 2015 legislative legal update on Friday October 2, 2015. Krishna will cover the important laws passed that impact workers’ compensation, employment and leave laws. Check out the full agenda and register at