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Deadline to Adopt Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy is Fast Approaching

The Oregon Workplace Fairness Act, passed by the legislature in 2019, requires employers to adopt a written policy prohibiting discrimination and harassment by October 1, 2020. That deadline is fast approaching. The policy will need to cover several items, including...

Employment Law Update – Fall 2019

By: HLGR Labor & Employment Team In this Newsletter: Deadlines – EEO-1 Reports, OregonSaves Increased Threshold for Overtime Exemption Legislative Updates New Requirements for Discrimination and Harassment Policies and Settlements Non-Competition Agreement Requirements Expanded Pregnancy – Discrimination Prohibitions Expanded, Accommodation...

HB 2016 is the Oregon Legislature’s Response to the Janus Decision – and a Lot More

By Sharon Rudnick and Randy Geller On behalf of our public sector clients, we have been monitoring Oregon House Bill 2016, which was signed by Governor Brown on June 20th. The changes to the law made by HB 2016 become...

HLGR Labor & Employment Newsletter: Spring 2019

OregonSaves For employers with 4 or fewer employees, the deadline to register or submit certification that you provide a retirement plan to your employees was May 15, 2019. (For larger employers, your deadline passed earlier). For more information go to...

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...

Q&A: Litigation Hold Plans

by Jeff Matthews Q: What is a “litigation hold plan”? A: It is a comprehensive, pre-arranged plan to preserve records for use in prosecuting, or defending against, claims or lawsuits. Nowadays, records primarily reside as electronically stored information (“ESI”). ESI...

L&E Alert: Employers Required to Use New Form I-9

Employers Required to Use New Form I-9 REVISED The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has released a newly revised Form I–9 for employment eligibility verification. Starting May 7, 2013, employers are required to use the new Form I-9. Employers...

L&E Alert: Portland City Council Passes Mandatory Sick Leave Ordinance

Portland City Council Passes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Ordinance The Portland City Council, led by City Commissioner Amanda Fritz, just passed a paid sick leave ordinance. The new ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2014. The ordinance mandates employers...

L&E Alert: OR Minimum Wage Increase and Collective Bargaining ROP Clause

Oregon State Minimum Wage Increase Effective January 1, 2013, Oregon’s minimum wage will increase from $8.80 per hour to $8.95 per hour. Oregon employers are reminded to update their required State Minimum Wage workplace poster to reflect the increase. The...

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