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
Appointed Member of Clackamas County's Diversity Leadership Council
Board of Directors, Auburn Farms Homeowners Association, President 2007-2008
Hispanic National Bar Association
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
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
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
Continue Using Current Form I-9 for Now
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
All in a Day's Work
The Federal Government Wants Your Opinion on Affirmative Action Programs
Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!
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
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