Labor & Employment

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....

L&E Alert: NLRB Requires Posting by January 31, 2012

Final Rule Issued by the NLRB Requiring Posting of Notice of Employee Rights Effective January 31, 2012 (extended from original deadline of November 14, 2011), all private sector employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)– both union and...

Chiefly L&E: Fall Issue 2011

Notable Recent Court Decisions in Employment Law This bulletin summarizes several recent federal court decisions addressing employment-related issues important to both public and private sector employers. Employers with questions about these cases or the impact they may have on business...

Lists and Links to New Labor and Employment Bills (as of September 16, 2011)

The 2011 Oregon legislative session adjourned on June 30, 2011, and there are a number of new labor and employment laws that were passed. Below is a chart which shows the labor and employment bills that were considered during the...

Social Media and Employment Law

NLRB General Counsel Releases Report on Social Media Cases The use of social media by employees has been the focus of a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) report by the Acting General Counsel released to the public on August...

2011 Oregon Employment Legislation Update

2011 OREGON EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION UPDATE The 2011 Oregon legislative session recently ended, and there are a number of new labor and employment laws that were passed which may impact Oregon employers and their businesses. Available on the Harrang Long Gary...

Q&A: Independent Contractors

by Kate Watkinson Wright Q: What is an “independent contractor” and what are the risks of using one? A: An independent contractor is a worker providing services through an independently established business, free from direction and control of an employer....

Supreme Court Affirms Employer Liability Under “Cat’s Paw” Theory

Supreme Court Affirms Employer Liability Under “Cat’s Paw” Theory In Staub v. Proctor Hospital, 562 U.S.___ (2011) LW 691244, Case No. 09-400 (March 1, 2011), the United States Supreme Court affirmed employer liability under the “Cat’s Paw” theory,1 which attributes...

FLSA’s Anti-Retaliation Provision – Oral Complaints Count

FLSA’S ANTI-RETALATION PROVISION – ORAL COMPLAINTS COUNT U.S. Supreme Court Clarifies that Oral Complaints of FLSA Violations are Protected On March 22, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Kasten v. Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., 563 U.S....

Can Bashing Your Boss on Facebook Get You Fired?

CAN BASHING YOUR BOSS ON FACEBOOK GET YOU FIRED? NLRB Facebook Firing Case Settled On February 7, 2011, a case between the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and American Medical Response of Connecticut, Inc. (AMR), stemming from the termination of...