Labor & Employment

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)...

L&E Alert: Wage and Hour, Reasonable Accommodation, and Employee Right to Privacy Updates

This alert summarizes several recent court decisions addressing wage and hour statutes, reasonable accommodation, and employee right to privacy issues important to employers. Recent Decision Clarifies the Deadline for an Employee to File a Claim for Penalty Wages Russell v....