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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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Jul 18 2013
Leave Laws  

OREGON: Leave for domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking expanded

All employees will be eligible to take leave for domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, if they work for an employer with at least six employees, pursuant to HB 2903, which was recently signed by the governor and goes into effect on January 1, 2014.

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Jul 10 2013

OREGON: New law protects personal social media accounts

A new law signed by Governor Kitzhaber puts the brakes on Oregon employers’ attempts to access employees’ and applicants’ personal social media accounts.

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Jul 09 2013
Leave Laws  

OREGON: Bereavement leave will be protected under OFLA

The categories of protected leave under the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) will be expanded to include bereavement leave as of January 1, 2014, pursuant to HB 2950, which was recently signed by Governor Kitzhaber.

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Jul 01 2013
HiringImmigration  

OREGON: Driver cards for illegal immigrants may throw a wrench in your I-9 process

Individuals who cannot provide documentation that they’re authorized to be in this country can now obtain an Oregon Driver’s Card, pursuant to a bill that was recently signed into law (SB 833).

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Apr 23 2013
Q&A

Discrimination or harassment by customers is just as illegal

Q: A representative from a major customer recently was overheard making racist comments about one of our minority employees. What is our obligation to address this situation?

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Mar 15 2013
Employee Benefits  

Alert: Portland adopts sick leave ordinance

On March 13, 2013, the Portland City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance requiring sick leave for employees who work at least 240 hours per year within the City’s geographic boundaries. It takes effect on January 1, 2014.

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Jun 27 2011

OREGON: Governor signs more 2011 employment bills

HB 2034 gives the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) greater involvement in regulating apprenticeship programs. It also limits the length of the apprentice’s probationary period, so that it is up to one year or 25 percent of the length of the program. Effective May 27, 2011. HB 2039 gives BOLI the power…

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