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Nov 05 2014
Drug and AlcoholSafety and Health  

Alert: Oregon voters approve recreational marijuana; are employers prepared?

The November 4, 2014, ballot results of Measure 91 are clear: Oregon voters have joined their Washington neighbors in approving recreational marijuana for individuals who are 21 or older.

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Oct 24 2014
WebinarAffirmative ActionDisability  

WEBINAR: Review of new affirmative action rules on veterans and people with disabilities

New affirmative action rules on veterans and people with disabilities will almost certainly require employers to budget more staff time and resources to manage these new obligations.

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Sep 10 2014
Labor Relations  

Executive Order requires scrutiny of labor law violations

The President recently issued an executive order to require certain federal contractors to disclose labor law violations, provide paycheck notices to employees, and refrain from requiring nonunion employees to sign certain pre-dispute arbitration clauses.

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Sep 02 2014
Wage and Hour  

CALIFORNIA: San Diego to require paid sick leave and raise minimum wage

The San Diego City Council overrode the mayor’s veto on August 18, 2014, to pass an ordinance that will require employers in the City to offer paid sick leave and pay minimum wages at a new scale.

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Aug 14 2014
Drug and Alcohol  

Rules finalized for small business health care tax credit

The IRS has published final rules explaining how eligible small employers may claim a partial tax credit for providing health insurance to their employees.

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Jul 17 2014
Wage and Hour  

CALIFORNIA: Minimum wage for exempt workers increased July 1, 2014

In order for a professional, administrative, or executive employee to be exempt from overtime in California, the minimum annual salary must be at least $37,440 as of July 1, 2014.

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Jul 17 2014
Leave Laws  

CALIFORNIA: More family members covered by paid family leave

Effective July 1, 2014, employees in California may take paid family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, sibling, or parent-in-law with a serious health condition.

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Jun 30 2014
Affirmative ActionHiring  

Electric company pays $1M to settle hiring discrimination claims

Following a random audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), federal contractor Lincoln Electric agreed to pay $1 million in back wages to African American applicants it rejected for entry level positions.

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Jun 12 2014
Affirmative Action  

New online resource for finding veterans

Several branches of the federal government have created an interagency online tool to connect military veterans and employers.

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