Labor & Employment

Employers: Did You Meet Your Deadlines?

by Shari Lane EEO-1 Report: 9/30/13* Employers with at least 100 employees *The EEOC’s only remedy for failing to file the forms is to require you to file them. There are no fines or penalties associated with non-filing or late-filing....

New Rules for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

by Kate Grado The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the Department of Labor (DOL) recently finalized new rules affecting the affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors.   The OFCCP’s final rule amends federal...

Minimum Wage Increases Ahead

by Kate Grado Oregon’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase to $9.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2014. Washington’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase to $9.32 per hour beginning January 1, 2014. California’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase...

Chiefly L&E: Summer 2013 Issue: Legislative Updates

by Jeff Matthews, Shari Lane, and Kate Grado At HLGR, our Labor and Employment Team monitors current legislation that has the potential to affect clients. The following information is a summary of various bills affecting employers that passed in the...

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...

Chiefly L&E: Spring Issue 2013

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin- Spring 2013 Inside This Issue: HLGR Attorney Updates; Proposed Oregon Legislation; New FMLA Regulations; At Will Employment Changes; Authority of the NLRB; Overpayment of Health and Welfare Trusts; Right to Marry;...

Q&A: Wellness Programs for Employers

by Aaron Bals Q: What should I keep in mind when revamping my company’s wellness program? A: In 2014, federal health reform will require wellness programs to meet new guidelines. The requirements vary depending on whether your wellness program is...

Oregonians Pay Price for Deeply Flawed PERS

William Gary’s (an attorney & shareholder) opinion piece to the Eugene Register-Guard.  

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...