Articles & Alerts

Chiefly L&E – Winter 2017 Newsletter

Employment Law 2017 2016 brought many legislative changes to state and federal employment laws. Some of those changes went into effect last year, others go into effect at some point this year, and still others are in limbo, subject to...

Halt to New Overtime Rule

By HLGR’s Labor & Employment Team On November 22, 2016, a nationwide injunction was issued by a federal judge halting regulatory revisions to overtime rules scheduled to become effective on December 1, 2016. This ruling delays implementation of the Final...

Changes Coming to Whistleblower Laws for Non-Profit Entities and Public Agencies

By Shari Lane Beginning January 1, 2017, Oregon’s public employee whistleblower laws will also apply to the employees and board members of any 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that receives public funds through a grant or contract. Affected employers must create and...

Oregon Court of Appeals Affirms Right to Shareholder Buy-Out

Litigation over disputes among shareholders in closely held corporations can be lengthy, expensive, and stressful.  It is hard on the company’s shareholders, employees, creditors, and the economy.  The Oregon legislature created a statutory “escape route” in ORS 60.952.  In certain...

New Minimum Wage Laws Go Into Effect July 1, 2016

Don’t forget: The new minimum wage laws go into effect TOMORROW, July 1, 2016. Portland Metropolitan area/all areas within the Urban Growth Boundary: $9.75/hour Other urban/suburban regions: $9.75/hour (Benton, Clatsop, Columbia, Deschutes, Hood River, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion,...

Sharon Rudnick Quoted on Succession Planning

Sharon A. Rudnick was quoted in the June 2016 edition of the Oregon State Bar Bulletin’s article “Reality and Retirement: The Legal Profession Must Deal with the Challenges of an Aging Workforce,” by Cliff Collins. In the article, Sharon discusses...

Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Right-of-Way Fees on Broadband Internet Services

On May 26, 2016, the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed the right of the City of Eugene to charge a license fee for using the City’s public rights-of-way to provide broadband internet services. City of Eugene v. Comcast of Oregon II, Inc., 359...

The Department of Labor Issued Revised Overtime Regulations

Today the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited revised overtime regulations. The press release states:   Key Provisions of the Final Rule The Final Rule focuses primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Professional...

The City of Portland’s “Ban-the-Box” Plus Legislation

Beginning January 1, 2016, Oregon’s “Ban-the-Box” legislation prohibited Oregon employers from asking about criminal history prior to conducting an interview, or absent an interview, prior to making a job offer (unless one of the statutory exceptions applies). Effective July 1,...

Oregon’s New Minimum Wage Requirements!

Will you be ready? As mentioned in our March 2nd Breaking News Alert, the minimum wage is going up. Governor Kate Brown signed the new minimum wage law on March 2, 2016. Below is a breakdown of the scheduled increases...

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