ANCHORAGE, Alaska (October 10, 2019) – Renea Saade, a shareholder in the Anchorage office of Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, received the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) 2019 Distinguished Member award. She was presented with the award at NHRMA’s 81st annual conference and tradeshow in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday, Oct. 9.
The Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) provides professional development opportunities for human resources professionals and students in the states of Alaska, Oregon and Washington who are members in good standing with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
“Renea has been a member of SHRM for more than 15 years and has made significant contributions to the employer community,” said Doug Parker, Anchorage office managing shareholder. “Her tireless commitment to improving the human resources profession and helping employers in Alaska makes this is a very well-deserved honor and we heartily congratulate Renea on her recognition.”
The Distinguished Member award recognizes members who have made meaningful contributions to the association and its local chapters and affiliates. Saade has long been an active member of the Anchorage Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM). Over the years, she has provided education to several Alaska SHRM Chapters at their luncheons, workshops and training events. Saade is a core presenter at ASHRM’s certification preparation classes, and has repeatedly served as a guest speaker at the Alaska SHRM State Council Conference. Her recurring top speaker ratings earned her an invite to speak at the State Council’s 2020 Conference. Additionally, she was awarded the ASHRM Chapter's 2018 Member of the Year. As a recipient of the Distinguished Member award, Saade will receive a donation to the SHRM foundation in her name and formal recognition at the NHRMA conference.
Saade has been a trusted advisor to business owners and management for 20 years. In her practice at Littler, she counsels clients on a broad range of employment issues including wage and hour compliance, accommodation and leave requests, enforcement and defense of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, workplace investigations, discipline and terminations. Saade also assists clients in the development, revision and enforcement of employee handbooks, policies and contracts, and provides onsite employment law training on issues including prevention of harassment and discrimination, hiring dos and don’ts, wage laws and best practices for performance reviews.
While Saade works with employers operating in Alaska and throughout the Pacific Northwest in a variety of industries, she has significant experience working with employers in the industries of oil & gas, mining, construction, government contracting, fishing, retail, nonprofit sector and health care. She is also familiar with the unique challenges and legal issues associated with employing individuals in safety sensitive positions and remote locations.
Saade received her J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Washington. In addition to her volunteerism in the human resources community, Saade current serves on the Board for the Koahnic Broadcasting Corporation (a public broadcasting corporation that features NPR and Alaska Native, Indigenous and other local artist programming). She is also past chair of the Board of Directors for the YWCA Alaska and past Board Member of the Anchorage Association of Women Lawyers.
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