Labor & Employment

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...

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...

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