Chrys Martin focuses her practice on daily advice and counseling to employers on employment law and employee benefits issues including Oregon’s new pay equity law. She provides her clients over 35 years of experience in complex employment and ERISA litigation, including class actions. Chrys applies her depth of knowledge learned from litigation to counseling employers and training supervisors in HR best practices, including respectful workplaces and #MeToo issues. Her practical approach to difficult employment issues is also grounded in prior hands-on management and human resources experience. She works with startups to multi-national corporations in all industries.
Clients team with Chrys on sexual harassment prevention, employee handbooks, new pay equity, paid leave and predictive scheduling laws, NLRB issues, wage and hour laws, union negotiations and arbitrations, early incentive retirement programs, OFCCP, EEOC, DOL & BOLI complaints and audits, BOLI required property and janitorial services contractor training. She’s regularly asked to perform or direct complex personnel investigations. Chrys developed a unique manager training series and an employment practices audit to help clients proactively identify problem areas and implement HR best practices. Chrys also serves as an AAA arbitrator and is a frequent speaker which keeps her skills sharp on new HR developments.