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Ronald G. Guerra A member of Jordan Ramis's Labor and Employment Law practice group, Ron Guerra brings a unique and diverse background to representing clients in employment and labor relations matters. Ron has become a foremost advisor on immigration reform and compliance issues, advising employers regarding current I-9 requirements. Ron's experience also includes negotiating labor contracts, administering grievance and arbitration processes, presenting discrimination and supervisory training, conducting employment related investigations, and developing employee handbooks and policies. Ron represents clients in federal and state courts and before federal and state administrative agencies, including the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor. Prior to obtaining his legal education, Ron worked eleven years for the Whirlpool Corporation in various business management positions. Ron also speaks Spanish.

Education and Professional Qualifications

A.A. Business, Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ, 1980

B.B.A., Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI, 1986

J.D., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI, 1991

Admitted to practice in Oregon and numerous Federal Courts

Certified Credit Executive, 1988, National Association of Credit Management

Senior Professional in Human Resources, 2012, Human Resources Certification Institute


Member, Associated Oregon Industries Employment Practices Steering Committee

Oregon State Bar, Labor and Employment, Government Law, Litigation, and Civil Rights Sections

Clackamas County Diversity Leadership Council (2011-Present)

Board of Directors and President, Auburn Farms Homeowners Association (2007-2010)

Affirmative Action Committee, Oregon State Bar, Member, 1995-2001 and 2007-2010; Committee Chair 1998

The Unicorn Diagnostic, Research and Treatment Center for the Autistic, Inc., Board of Directors

The ARC of Douglas County, Board of Directors

Douglas County Bar Association, Past President


Ron Guerra has presented on the topics of Immigration Reform and Compliance, Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, Developing Appropriate Work Rules, Employee Handbook Do's and Don'ts, Oregon Tort Claim Act, Supervisory Do's and Don'ts, How to Interview Prospective Employees, Why Diversity?, Drafting Employee Handbooks, and Medical Marijuana Act.

BOLI 2011 Annual Conference: Hurricane I-9

BOLI 2011 Annual Conference: E-Verify


Independent Contractor: An Easy Solution Until the Other Shoe Drops

Seasonal Youth Employment: What Employers Need to Know

New Form I-9 Issued

Employment Management in Three Words: Document, Document, Document

Rockin' Around Retaliation Claims or It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... Retaliation

Layoffs Roulette: Will Liability Attach?

A DREAM Come True? Deportation Policy Change Will Allow Some to Legally Work and Stay in the U.S.

EEOC Issues Guidance on Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment

Cyber Risk: What Every City Should Avoid

Federal Appeals Court Suspends NLRB Posting Rule

E-Verify Self Check Goes Nationwide: Employers Beware

New NLRB Rule Postponed until April 30, 2012

Top Ten Tips for Annual Employee Performance Reviews

Arizona Business Death Penalty Act Constitutional

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: What's the Difference?

Sticks and Stones: When Words Can Hurt You

I-9 Compliance: A Revised Employer Handbook

Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

Singing the Employee Handbook Blues

Party On!

All in a Day's Work

The Federal Government Wants Your Opinion on Affirmative Action Programs

Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!

Unpaid Interns

Supreme Court: Employers Need Not Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use

Managing Employees? Proceed With Caution!

Employer-Paid Mandatory Cobra Subsidy Extended and Enlarged

Employers, Are You Ready for the Flu Season?

Employers: New EEOC Poster Required by November 21

DHS Abandons Social Security No-Match Rule

EEOC Stepping up Sexual Harassment Enforcement

No Need to Panic: USCIS Extends Validity of Current I-9

Christmas Tree Growers' Lights Go Dark

Just Around the Corner: The Revised Form I-9

Immigration Law Update: New Form I-9 and Federal Contractor E-Verify Rules Delayed

Are You a Corporate Officer for a Washington For-Profit Corporation?

Doing Business in Columbia County, Oregon: Unauthorized Workers Not Welcome

Federal Contractors: New Federal Acquisition Rule Requires E-Verify Enrollment

No-Match Rule Implementation Delayed Until 2009

Department of Homeland Security Issues Supplemental Final No-Match Letter Rule

No-Match Letter Compliance Nightmare for Employers Continues

Preparing for the Fall: Federal Contractors and Immigration Law Enforcement

DHS Again Seeks Delay in No-Match Letter Lawsuit

New U.S. Passport Card Qualifies As I-9 Document

DHS Requests Additional Delay in No-Match Letter Lawsuit

Upping the Ante on Immigration Enforcement Against Federal Contractors

The Other Shoe Has Dropped — DHS No-Match Letter Supplemental Proposed Rule

New FMLA Covered Leave

Compensable Commute?

MySpace or My Liability?

Employer Beware: Immigration Update

Casting a Wide Net: DHS Issues Final Chemical Security Regulations, Appendix A

Sigh of Relief: SSA No-Match Enforcement on Hold

Waiver of Legal Claims for Pre-Employment Investigations OK'd by Ninth Circuit

Final Rule Regarding SSA No-Match Letters Announced

When the ICE Man Calls

Internal I-9 Audit and Correction Instructions

Court Clarifies Employee's Expectation of Privacy in the Workplace

Employer Beware — It's Time to Audit Your I-9 Records


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