Labor & Employment

Chiefly L&E: Winter Issue 2013

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin- Winter 2013 Inside This Issue: Crime victim’s rights, NLRB guidance on atwill disclaimers, new FRCA forms, new posters,and independent contractor classifications. Employers with questions are encouraged to contact Sharon Rudnick or...

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...

Chiefly L&E: Fall Issue 2012

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin- Fall 2012 Inside This Issue: workplace investigations; “at-will” employment policies; health care reform; EEOC enforcement priorities through 2016; and EEO-1 report filing. Employers with questions are encouraged to contact us. RECENT...

L&E Alert: Collective Bargaining Agreement Can Prevent Employers from Modifying Retiree Healthcare Coverage

Collective Bargaining Agreement Can Prevent Employers from Modifying Retiree Healthcare Coverage Alday v. Raytheon Co., __ F.3d __, 2012 WL 1815674 (9th Cir. May 21, 2012) The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employer was contractually obligated...

Q&A: Social Media Policies

by Sharon Rudnick Q: Can I institute a policy addressing what employees can say about my business on Facebook? A: Yes. However, the policy must be specific enough to avoid interfering with employees’ rights under the NLRA to engage in...

L&E Alert: April 30 Deadline Postponed

ALERT: APRIL 30 DEADLINE POSTPONED The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has enjoined the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from implementing its notice-posting rule. The Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the validity of the...

Chiefly L&E: Spring Issue 2012

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin- Spring 2012 This issue contains articles addressing timely employment topics including: social media policies; FMLA forms; age discrimination claims; and 2012 Oregon legislative updates. Employers with questions about these articles and...

L&E Alert: BOLI Finalizes Rules Interpreting Veterans’ Preference in Hiring and Promotions

BOLI Finalizes Rules Interpreting Veterans’ Preference in Hiring and Promotions Under Oregon law, public employers are subject to a variety of statutory and regulatory obligations regarding veterans’ preference in hiring and promotions. These obligations were recently expanded through several bills...

Chiefly L&E: Winter Issue 2012

CHIEFLY L&E HLGR’s Quarterly Labor and Employment Law Bulletin (Winter 2012) This issue contains two articles addressing timely employment topics: employee/independent contractor misclassification; and record requirements for employer-provided cell phones. Summaries of some recent Oregon cases and a federal Ninth...

L&E Alert: Oregon’s Minimum Wage Will Increase to $8.80 As Of January 1, 2012

Oregon’s Minimum Wage Will Increase to $8.80 As Of January 1, 2012 Oregon’s minimum wage will be increased to $8.80 per hour, an increase of $.30 per hour, effective January 1, 2012. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI)...