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2018 Archives


  • Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries Publishes Final Rules in advance of the Oregon Equal Pay Act’s January 1, 2019 Effective Date

    December 18, 2018We previously have written about Oregon’s Equal Pay Act here.   The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has issued final rules regarding implementation of the state’s new Equal Pay Act, the majority of which ...
    By Benjamin P. O'Glasser
  • Wellness Programs: Is Financial-Use Marijuana A Thing?

    September 24, 2018Today’s (fictional) mailbag letter comes from Jay Blunt, the owner of a local publishing company.  Jay asks us to help him evaluate an employee’s request that he be permitted to use marijuana (CBD specifically) without penalty und...
    By Michael G. McClory
  • NLRB Expands Weingarten Rights

    July 17, 2018A recent decision from a three-member panel of the NLRB appears to depart from over 40 years of precedent regarding an employee’s right to union representation during an investigatory interview. Last month, in Circus Circus Casinos, Inc...
    By Trevor R. Caldwell & Daniel L. Rowan
  • ​Minimum Wage Increase

    July 2, 2018In March 2016, the Oregon Legislature enacted Senate Bill 1532 (codified in ORS 653.025) which provides for a geographically-tiered minimum wage increase over six years. The first increase went into effect July 1, 2016; annual scheduled minimum wa...
    By Liani J. Reeves