Congratulations to Karnopp Attorney, Kurt Barker who has been recognized by the Human Resources of Central Oregon (HRACO) as the 2020 HR Professional of the Year. Each year, the HRACO recognizes one of its members based on nominations by their peers.  The award represents the HR Professional’s contributions to the field of human resources through their outstanding record of involvement either through innovation, program, or best practice.

Nominees must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Outstanding contribution to the Central Oregon HR Community, i.e.:
  • Serves on the HRACO board
  • Speaker at HR-related events
  • Facilitator/Trainer/Teacher in the HR Community
  • Mentors other HR Professionals
  • An active member of SHRM or HRACO
  • Currently excelling in their position in the HR field

As the current Chair of Karnopp Petersen’s Employment Law department, Kurt’s practice continues to emphasize the counsel and defense of clients in most all employment-related matters including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, tort, non-compete enforcement, and trade secret obligations.

He frequently lectures on employment law topics around the state and has been featured at Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries’ Annual Conference in Portland. Kurt also thrives on conducting training for managers and employees, including anti-harassment, medical leave, and other topics.

Kurt is a board member and past President of the Human Resources Association of Central Oregon (HRACO), our local chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).  He serves on the board of the Oregon Employer Council – Central Oregon and volunteers as secretary of the board for Volunteers in Medicine Clinic of the Cascades. He has served on the Bend Chamber’s Leadership Bend Steering Committee, as well.

Seasons Greetings to our Clients, Friends, and Family…

This holiday season, as we move into a new year, we wish you moments of peace amidst this year’s unique challenges, meaningful connections with family and friends (even if they can’t be in person), the warmth of memories from holidays past, and wonderful glimpses of the joy that being together in spirit can bring.

This year, in honor of our valued clients, colleagues, and friends, we have made donations to the Assistance League of Bend and Family Access Network, in keeping with our year-end tradition of giving a little extra to our community, especially during this challenging time. We hope the spirit of giving and togetherness helps to brighten the season in our community.

Thank you for being a part of the Karnopp Petersen Family. We appreciate your business and look forward to supporting you in the coming year.

With Gratitude,

Karnopp Petersen LLP
Attorneys at Law