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: […]
The Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries has issued Advisory Opinions concluding that sick leave incentive policies that deny a benefit to employees because they used some or all of the sick leave they are entitled to receive under the Oregon Sick Leave Law, while providing a benefit to those who do not, violates that […]
The Portland CPI Index will be discontinued at the end of calendar year 2017. If your agency or company has referenced the Portland Index in collective bargaining agreements to dictate wage increases for periods after the Index is no longer available, you must negotiate with your unions to reach agreement on a substitute index. Similarly, […]
Since it’s founding in 2013, PRH has consistently been listed in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® Best Law Firms list. 2018 is no exception. The list, release November 1st, reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas […]
Kathy Peck was awarded the National Public Employer Labor Relations Association’s (NPELRA) 2017 Pacesetter Award at its April annual training conference in Long Beach, California. The Pacesetter award recognized Kathy’s professional achievements in the field of public sector labor relations. Pacesetters are role models who serve as resources to others in the field. Congratulations Kathy!