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Feb 23 2017
Employee BenefitsLeave Laws  

Paid sick leave under fire in Oregon

Nine Oregon counties have successfully sued the state, claiming that the Oregon sick leave requirements, which took effect on January 1, 2016, create an unfunded mandate and therefore violate the state constitution. This means that unless the state appeals the decision, the counties who brought the lawsuit don’t have to provide paid…

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Jan 09 2017
Q&ALeave Laws

Oregon Sick Leave law: Are we required to provide more time off?

Q: We give employees the choice of whether to apply paid time to sick leave absences or hold on to it for vacation. Several employees used up all of their protected leave for vacation, but now they’re calling in sick. Do we have to give them more time off for sick leave or can we count the absence under our attendance policy?

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Jun 03 2016
Employee BenefitsLeave Laws  

Oregon BOLI updates regulations on social media, OFLA, and domestic workers

In response to 2015 changes to employment laws, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has finalized revised administrative rules regarding employees’ social media accounts, medical insurance during Oregon Family Leave, and domestic workers. Social Media: Employee Use and Privacy This revision clarifies that, not only is it an unlawful employment practice to…

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Dec 18 2015
Leave Laws  

Final Oregon paid sick leave rules and notices have been published

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) recently published final rules on the new Oregon paid sick leave law, which takes effect on January 1, 2016.

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Dec 16 2015
Q&ALeave Laws

Does the Oregon Sick Leave law require us to provide more time off?

Q: Can I use my existing paid time off policy to comply with the new Oregon Sick Leave law without adding any additional time off?

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Jul 23 2015
WebinarLeave Laws

8/25 Oregon sick leave webinar - register now!

Oregon recently joined a handful of other states across the nation to implement mandatory sick leave for employers.

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Jun 24 2015
Leave Laws  

ALERT: Oregon Governor Signs Paid Sick Leave Bill

Governor Kate Brown has officially signed into law Oregon’s paid sick leave bill (SB 454).

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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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Sep 29 2014
Leave Laws  

Actual Notice of FMLA Necessary to Hold Employees Accountable

An employer’s failure to prove that it gave the required notices under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) led to an employee suing the employer for being terminated for failing to return from leave within 12 weeks.

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May 14 2014
Hiring  

Register today: Tigard Form I-9 Workshop May 21st

In our I-9 workshop you will learn everything you need to know about filling out the I-9 Form accurately. We'll go through the motions in this interactive workshop including:     Filling out sample I-9 Forms,       Auditing the sample forms, and     Discussing the law and tricky situations to avoid Vigilant Employment Attorney, Lorraine Hoffman will lead this critical workshop. The federal government…

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