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May 09 2014
Leave Laws  

Limited communications with employee on leave okay

Question: One of our employees is on an FMLA leave of absence. Are we allowed to contact her at all?

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Mar 21 2014
 

Daughter’s Facebook post breaches confidentiality and costs dad $80,000.

Daughter’s Facebook post breaches confidentiality and costs dad $80,000.

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Mar 03 2014
Leave Laws  

OREGON: Portland publishes clarifications regarding eligibility for Portland sick leave

The City of Portland has revised its FAQs regarding Portland’s Protected Sick Time Ordinance.

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Feb 19 2014
 

ALERT: Prepare your business for school closures due to teachers’ strikes

After being closed for three days due to an ongoing teacher's strike, Medford, Oregon schools have reopened with substitute teachers and a shortened four-hour school day. Portland public school teachers authorized a strike that was to start February 20, 2014, although all-night negotiations at the last minute appear to have averted it. If a tentative agreement had not been reached, the schools would have been closed for at least the first three days while the district trained substitutes. Despite the agreement, Portland public schools will still close early on February 19, 2014.

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Oct 10 2013
Q&ALeave LawsWage and Hour  

Do we have to pay our exempt employees while they are on a one or two day military leave?

Q: We have an exempt employee who is in the National Guard. He requested a single day off for duty. Since he’s a salaried employee and he’s working during that pay period do we have to pay him his full salary?

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Aug 20 2013
Q&ADisability  

Is working from home a reasonable accommodation?

Q: One of our supervisors brought in a doctor’s note saying that she can only work from home. Do we have to allow it?

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Aug 28 2012
Q&ADisabilityLeave Laws  

Do we have to give a leave of absence for a new hire?

Q: We have a new employee who has recently started coming in late and missing work. Now we have been notified that he has been admitted for inpatient treatment. Are we required to give him a leave?

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