Portland to Implement Ban the Box
December 14, 2015Portland has jumped to forefront of the national “ban the box” trend and has adopted a new ordinance that restricts many employers from screening applicants based on their criminal history before making a conditional job offer...
By Benjamin P. O'Glasser
That's A Wrap - Key Employment Bills Passed During Oregon's 2015 Legislative Session
July 9, 2015The 2015 Oregon Legislative Session is finally over. Before adjourning on the evening of July 6, 2015, legislators passed a number of key employment bills that have now been signed into law by Governor Brown. The new laws going into effect...
By Kara Backus, J. Chris Duckworth, Randi J. Ensley, Benjamin P. O'Glasser & Daniel L. Rowan
Supreme Court Rejects "Calamitous Result," Agrees With Obama Administration On Subsidies In Federally-Run State Exchanges
June 26, 2015BENEFITS NOTEBOOK: Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, ruling that eligible individuals may receive federal subsidies through a state’s health insurance exchange even if the exchange is run by the...
By Kara Backus
Supreme Court Sides With EEOC In “Hijab” Religious Discrimination Case
June 4, 2015SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: On June 1, 2015 the United States Supreme Court held that an employer engages in unlawful religious discrimination in violation of Title VII where the employer’s belief that it may need to accommodate an applicant’s...
By Michael G. McClory
Preparing for the Ambush: Getting Ready for the New NLRB Election Rules
March 20, 2015With the April 14, 2015 effective date fast approaching, we thought employers could use this reminder about the National Labor Relations Board’s new election rules and an update on the challenges to those rules. We will also look at the key changes...
By Daniel L. Rowan