Labor & Employment

Chiefly L&E – Winter 2017 Newsletter (Updated)

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Chiefly L&E – Winter 2016 Newsletter

Labor & Employment Law Legislative Changes and Proposed Changes If you’ve been reading the news, you know there were many legislative changes and proposed changes last year: mandatory sick leave, social media, non-competition agreements, criminal background checks, and overtime exemptions...

BREAKING NEWS: Minimum Wage

A quick update from Shari Lane: Governor Kate Brown signed the new law on March 2, 2016. By 2022, Portland’s minimum will rise to $14.75, $13.50 in smaller cities and towns, and $12.50 in rural areas. The first increases will occur...

Recent Mandates for Federal Contractors

By Kate Grado Equal Employment Opportunity On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.  The executive order amends Executive Order 11246, which prohibits...

Say What? NLRB Decisions Regarding Confidentiality, Respectful Workplace, and Non-Disparagement Policies

By Shari Lane First let me say that it’s not as bad as it sounds.  Well, maybe it is.  We told you last year that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or “the Board”) continues to hand down decisions that...

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