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2018 Archives

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  • 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