Labor & Employment Law News

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…

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ALERT: OREGON SICK LEAVE LAW POSTING & COMPLIANCE

Oregon’s sick leave law, which became effective January 1, 2016, requires employers to post notices informing employees of their rights. If your organizations have not posted the required notices, you are encouraged…

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Is Your Law Enforcement Agency Prepared for Profiling Complaints?

HB 2002 (codified as ORS chapter 681), which requires law enforcement agencies to adopt written policies and procedures that prohibit profiling and provide a formal complaint process, goes into effect January 1,…

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REMINDER TO ALL OREGON EMPLOYERS: Oregon Sick Leave Statute Compliance

REMINDER: Time is running out for Oregon employers to adopt or revise their sick leave policies. The new law, which becomes effective on January 1, 2016, requires Oregon employers with even a…

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Oregon’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law Coming Soon!

Attorney Chandra Hatfield recently presented a webinar on preparing for Oregon’s new mandatory paid sick leave law, which goes into effect January 1, 2016. The webinar, sponsored by The Partners Group, gave an overview…

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Kathy Peck Named Oregon Super Lawyer 2015

Peck Rubanoff & Hatfield is proud to announce that Kathy Peck has once again been recognized as a 2015 Oregon Super Lawyer in Labor and Employment Law. Only five percent of attorneys…

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Steven Schuback Joins PRH

PRH is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Schuback to the firm.   Steven brings 12 years of labor relations experience to the table.  He began as a public prosecutor for…

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A Measured Response to Measure 91

Employers in Oregon are likely asking themselves: “How will the legalization of marijuana affect my workplace?” If Measure 91 passes, employers will still be able to prohibit employees from possessing or using…

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Employee Lawsuits on Steroids

EMPLOYEE LAWSUITS ON STEROIDS So you think you have it bad? Trust me, there is always another employer with a “better” story to tell. Consider this story, reproduced with permission of Robin…

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Employee’s Profanity Toward Manager was Protected Activity

On May 28th, the National Labor Relations Board considered the case of an auto dealership employee who was terminated for calling his manager an “asshole” and a “f—ing crook.”  The Board concluded…

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The Ever Expanding Scope of Union Representation Rights

How changes to the definition of “supervisor” and possible changes in the interpretation of “volunteer” threaten Oregon’s labor relations’ landscape Will fire agencies get hosed by changes in the definition of supervisor?…

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