Kathy Peck named 2017 Management Labor Lawyer of the Year by her Peers

Congratulations to Kathy Peck for being named the Best Lawyers 2017 Portland Oregon Labor Law Management “Lawyer of the Year.” This prodigious honor is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and […]

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NEWS ALERT: DOL ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN SALARY THRESHOLD

The US Department of Labor has announced a new salary basis rule. Under the new rule, employees must receive a salary of $47,476 per year ($913/week) in order to meet the threshold test for exemption from overtime. The new rule will take effect on December 1, 2016. This is a good time to make sure […]

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Steven Schuback to Speak at Chinook Institute’s 2nd Annual Public Employer Update

Attorney Steven Schuback will speak at the Chinook Institute’s 2nd annual public employer update conference in Keizer, Oregon on July 15th.  This labor relations conference includes topics such as recent Employment Relations Board cases, workplace policies on medical and recreational marijuana, and hiring practices, among others. The event goes from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. […]

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OREGON EMPLOYERS TAKE A HIKE

Effective July 1, 2016, the minimum wage in Oregon will begin increasing on a pre-set annual basis through the year 2022.  The increases vary depending on where the employer is “located,” with the highest amount applying to employers in the Portland metro area, and the lowest amount applying in smaller “nonurban” counties. (See list of […]

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