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COVID-19 EMPLOYER ALERT – NEW PAID SICK LEAVE

STATE AND FEDERAL LEAVE LAWS ARE EXPANDED TO ADD PROTECTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC SUMMARY Effective immediately, Oregon Family Leave Act sick child leave has been expanded toinclude time off to care for an employee’s child whose school or place of care hasbeen closed in conjunction with a statewide public health emergency declared by apublic […]

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RMSA Anti-Harassment Workshop May 29th

Kathy Peck will be presenting an Anti-Harassment Workshop for the Association of Washington Cities Risk Management Service Agency (RMSA) on May 29th in Castle Rock, Washington.  The workshop participants will learn legal protections from harassment, prevention of workplace harassment, and how to respond to harassment. For more information and/or to register click here.

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2019 SDAO Conference – Cutting Edge Gender Issues

Dee and Chandra will be co-presenting for the fifth year in a row on February 9th at the SDAO annual conference in Sunriver, Oregon.  The session will present an overview of recent legal trends regarding gender-related employment issues. Topics covered will be pregnancy accommodations, transgender protections, the Oregon Equal Pay Act, and making credibility determinations […]

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PRH Receives US News & World Report’s Highest Ranking

Peck Rubanoff & Hatfield has again been rated Tier 1 by US News and World Report and Best Lawyers® for the Portland Metropolitan Area in Labor and Employment Law. Ranked firms are listed on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that receive a tier designation are highly respected among other leading lawyers and clients in the same […]

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Compliance with Janus Decision

The US Supreme Court recently ruled that employers are prohibited under the First Amendment from deducting “agency fees” (i.e. dues and other union-related fees) from employee paychecks without their affirmative consent.  In response to this ruling, we are recommending that public employers issue the following memo to all employees who are only making fair share payments: Memo Re: […]

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