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REMINDER TO ALL OREGON EMPLOYERS: Oregon Sick Leave Statute Compliance

November 17, 2015

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 single employee to provide sick leave benefits. Employers with 10 or more employees (or six or more employees…

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PRH again Listed on U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firm List for 2016

November 12, 2015

We are pleased to announce that PRH has once again been listed on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms in Oregon First-Tier Rankings in Labor and Employment Law. Click here to see the 2016 “Best Law Firms” rankings in their entirety.

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Reminder to all Oregon Employers: Revise Your Employment Applications

November 6, 2015

Oregon’s “Ban the Box” statute becomes effective January 1, 2016.  Under this statute, Oregon employers are prohibited from requiring applicants to disclose criminal convictions on employment applications.  Disclosure of criminal convictions is also prohibited before an initial interview or in the event no interview is conducted, before conditional job offers are communicated.…

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Oregon’s Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law Coming Soon!

October 8, 2015

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 of the new law and who is impacted, as well as notice and reporting requirements for employers, and…

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Kathy Peck Named Oregon Super Lawyer 2015

July 21, 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 in Oregon receive the honor of Super Lawyer. Congratulations Kathy!

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Traversing the Minefield – Seminar June 3rd

April 15, 2015

Attorney Steven Schuback will speak June 3rd at the Keizer Heritage Community Center regarding management’s labor interactions with public employee unions.  Topics will include legislative updates, FMLA and same sex domestic partners, recent ERB decisions, ACA bargaining implications, veterans’ preference and more! This event is sponsored by the Chinook Institute…

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PRH Moves to New Suite

December 3, 2014
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Steven Schuback Joins PRH

November 17, 2014

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 Multnomah County and most recently worked for the Local Government Personnel Institute.  Steven is passionate about representing employers…

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PRH Rated Among Best Law Firms for 2015

November 5, 2014

WASHINGTON November 3, 2014 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the fifth consecutive year, announce the 2015 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2015 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered…

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A Measured Response to Measure 91

November 3, 2014

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 marijuana while at work, but you can also prohibit employees from having any detectable amount of marijuana present…

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Employee Lawsuits on Steroids

August 8, 2014

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 Shea of the office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith in Atlanta, Georgia. “Don’t hate me because I’m white.”…

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Employee’s Profanity Toward Manager was Protected Activity

June 1, 2014

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 that the employee was improperly terminated because the conduct occurred while the employee was complaining about the company’s…

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Hiring the Right Employees

May 10, 2014

Dee Rubanoff and Chandra Hatfield have presented a series of regional trainings for Special Districts Association of Oregon.  The title is “How to Hire the Right Employees Without Breaking the Law.”   The dates were  May 6 in Lake Oswego, May 13 in Newport, May 19 in Bend, May 20…

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The Ever Expanding Scope of Union Representation Rights

April 2, 2014

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? On March 10, 2014 Governor Kitzhaber signed a law (SB 1518) changing the definition of supervisor for public…

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