ADA Amendments Act Will Redefine Disability
October 23, 2008ADA Notebook
EEO-1 Survey Filing Deadline Fast Approaching
September 15, 2008AAP/EEO-1 NOTEBOOK: The deadline for filing the revised EEO-1 Survey is September 30, 2008 and is fast approaching. All private employers who are required to file...
By Michael G. McClory
The Reasonable Employee Strikes Again: NLRB Finds Employer Confidentiality And No-Loitering Policies Unlawful
July 22, 2008NLRB NOTEBOOK: Does your Company have a policy that limits employees from disclosing information about their wages and benefits to people outside of the Company? How about a policy that prohibits employees from loitering...
By Jennifer A. Sabovik
BOLI Clarifies Meal And Rest Break Rules
July 21, 2008WAGE AND HOUR UPDATE: OAR 839-020-0050(1) requires an employer to provide appropriate meal and rest periods during which the employee is relieved of all duties. Effective July 8, 2008, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries...
Oregon Supreme Court Gives Employers Smashing Victory: No Private Cause Of Action For Alleged Meal Or Rest Break Violations
May 15, 2008WAGE AND HOUR UPDATE: For nearly a year employers have been wondering whether employees are really entitled to receive additional wages each time they are unable to take a required rest break. This question arose after the...
Ninth Circuit Decision Limits "Suspicion-less" Drug Testing Of Applicants
March 18, 2008PUBLIC SECTOR NOTEBOOK: On March 13, 2008, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision limiting public employer drug testing. In Lanier v. City of Woodburn, the Ninth Circuit held that the City’s policy requiring all job...
By Adam S. Collier
Insurance Division Issues Bulletin 2008-2
February 7, 2008DOMESTIC PARTNER BENEFITS: As regular readers of our eAlerts may recall, we addressed domestic partner benefits in May 2007, when Senate Bill 2 (SB 2) and House Bill 2007 (HB 2007) had just been signed by Governor Kulongoski, and...
By Thomas I. Kramer
FMLA Expanded For Military Families
January 31, 2008FMLA NOTEBOOK: On January 29, 2008 President Bush signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a provision amending the Family and Medical Leave Act for military families. Specifically, the amendments...
BOLI Issues Final Rules Relating To Employee Leaves Of Absence And Rest Breaks For Nursing Mothers
January 18, 2008REGULATORY NOTEBOOK: BOLI recently released its final administrative rules (“OAR” below) relating to employee leaves of absence and rest breaks for nursing mothers. Many of these new regulations will have a significant...