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By The Skanner News
Published: 16 June 2016

Oneness Home Peace Run to Honor Carolyn Leonard

Carolyn Leonard, a retired Portland Public School Administrator and ongoing community activist, will be honored Saturday by Oneness Home Peace Run.

This award honors individuals from all over the world who have contributed to peace and understanding and equality. The runners visit communities world wide and over a million people hold the torch and make their own wish for peace. This amazing group of runners, crossing the entire Unites States, will be in Portland to honor Leonard.

Leonard has worked for equality and cultural competency all over the world, including Jamaica, United Arab, Emirates, Oman, Guyana, Egypt, Ghana, Canada and Switzerland; she is an educator, researcher, evaluator, multicultural coordinator and overall community activist.

Leonard will hold the torch and make a wish for peace in the community. Other recipients have been Mother Teresa, Pope Frances, Nelson Mandela and hundreds of individuals who have contributed to their communities.

This event is being held at Irving Park at 4p.m. June 18. The international group of runners will arrive carrying their torches and ready to honor Ms. Leonard as an example of a person promoting peace, equality and friendship.

Pleased join us to celebrate Carolyn’s contributions to the community at Irving Park. There will be light refreshments. Please follow the balloons to find us.


History Workshop Will Teach Participants How to Research the History of Buildings

The Clark County Historical Museum and Battle Ground Library are hosting a workshop on how to uncover the history behind a building, home or property. The workshop takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at The Battle Ground Library (1207 SE 8th Way, Battle Ground, WA 98604).

Space is limited. To reserve space call (360) 993-5679 or email [email protected]


BOLI announces statewide sick time and minimum wage-related seminars for employers

The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) today announced a series of seminars focused on updates to sick time, minimum wage and other employment laws so that employers can understand and comply with new workplace protections.

Starting in July, compliance experts with the agency’s Technical Assistance for Employers program will offer the low-cost sessions throughout the state. Interested businesses may reserve spots for the $35 sessions at http://www.oregon.gov/boli/TA/pages/t_sem_taseminar.aspx#EMPLOYERSEMINARSCHEDULE.

Employment Law Update: Includes sick leave, minimum wage and new employment laws

  • July 6: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Portland
  • July 18: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Portland
  • Aug. 24: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Portland
  • Sept. 15: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Salem
  • Sept. 21: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Medford
  • Sept. 22: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Eugene
  • Sept. 26: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Ontario
  • Sept. 27: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Dalles
  • Sept. 29: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Pendleton
  • Sept. 29: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Bend
  • Oct. 3: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Coos Bay
  • Oct. 4: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Florence
  • Oct. 5: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Lincoln City
  • Oct. 6: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tillamook
  • Oct. 7: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Astoria
  • Oct. 12: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Grants Pass
  • Oct. 13: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Klamath Falls
  • Oct. 20: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Roseburg
  • Oct. 24: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Portland
  • Nov. 10: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Eugene

The seminars will also cover the U.S. Department of Labor’s updated overtime requirements.

BOLI anticipates publishing new minimum wage rules related to SB 1532 on Wednesday, June 15th. Final rules for Oregon sick time can be found online here.

In addition to the employment law update seminars, other upcoming sessions will include information about:

  • Dealing with a difficult employee
  • Developing an employee handbook
  • Legal hiring practices
  • Workplace accommodations
  • Workplace drug and alcohol issues
  • Workplace harassment and discrimination
  • Beginning and advanced leave laws in Oregon
  • Documentation, discipline and discharge
  • Effective supervisory practices
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Wage and Hour laws
  • Employee supervision
  • New supervisor training series (starting on July 13th in Portland and September 7th in Medford).

Interested businesses can access the Technical Assistance for Employers seminar registration and schedule at http://www.oregon.gov/boli/TA/pages/t_sem_taseminar.aspx#EMPLOYERSEMINARSCHEDULE.

Employers can also contact the agency’s Technical Assistance for Employers hotline with sick time, minimum wage or other employment questions at (971) 673-0824.


For more events in the Portland and Seattle areas, see the Community Calendar.

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