Labor & Employment

Title VII’s Anti-Retaliation Provision – Who Can Sue?

TITLE VII’S ANTI-RETALIATION PROVISION – WHO CAN SUE? U.S. SUPREME COURT EXTENDS TITLE VII’S ANTI-RETALIATION PROTECTIONS TO THIRD PARTIES On January 24, 2011, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, 131 S.Ct....

Employment Law Alert: Recent Developments Regarding Workplace Privacy Rights

Recent Developments Regarding Workplace Privacy Rights New Jersey Supreme Court Upholds Privacy of Employee Personal Emails Accessed on Work Computer On March 30, 2010, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a decision in Stengart v. Loving Care Agency, Inc., 201...

Employment Law Alert: Medical Marijuana Update / New Health Care Reform Law Provides Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Medical Marijuana Update/New health care reform law provides break time for nursing mothers Employers Need Not Accommodate Medical Marijuana Users Oregon State Supreme Court rules federal Controlled Substances Act preempts state law On April 15, 2010, the Oregon Supreme Court...

Employment Law Alert: New Workplace Credit Check Ban Enacted By Oregon Legislature

NEW WORKPLACE CREDIT CHECK BAN ENACTED BY OREGON LEGISLATURE Senate Bill 1045, adopted by the Oregon Legislature during the February 2010 special legislative session, will prohibit, with limited exceptions, the use of credit histories by employers in making employment-related decisions....

2009 Oregon Employment Legislation Update

EMPLOYMENT ALERT 2009 OREGON EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION UPDATE At HARRANG LONG, our Labor and Employment Practice Group makes a point of identifying new legislation that may impact our clients and their businesses. The 2009 Oregon Legislature enacted many new labor and employment laws...

2009 Federal Employment Legislation Update

EMPLOYMENT ALERT 2009 FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT LEGISLATION UPDATE At HARRANG LONG, our Labor and Employment Practice Group makes a point of identifying new legislation that may affect our clients and their businesses. This alert describes selected changes in federal labor and employment laws...

Oregon Military Family Leave Act of 2009

Employment Alert Oregon Military Family Leave Act of 2009 Background On June 25, 2009, Governor Kulongoski signed into law the Oregon Military Family Leave Act. This Act was first introduced as House Bill 2744 during Oregon’s 2009 Legislative Session. The...

Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act of 2009

Employment Alert Lilly Ledbetter Pay Act of 2009 On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (“Ledbetter Act”) into law. This was the first piece of legislation signed by President Obama and will...

Reduce Risks Associated with Layoffs or Other Reductions in Force (RIF)

REDUCE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH LAYOFFS Or OTHER REDUCTIONS IN FORCE (RIF) No employer welcomes the prospect of having to lay off employees or face a reduction in force (RIF); however, in these challenging economic times, diffi cult decisions like these...

Under Attack: Courts and Legislatures Chip Away at Employers’ Ability to Enter Into and Enforce Noncompetition Agreements

ADA Amendments Act of 2008 Restores and Broadens Protections of the ADA In response to two U.S. Supreme Court decisions which limited certain protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the law was amended on September 11, 2008. The...