Oregon Public Health Emergency Triggers Changes to Oregon Family Leave Act Eligibility
December 6, 2022
On November 14th, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order No. 22-23, declaring a public health emergency due to an alarming uptick in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza cases.
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Recent Layoffs Provide Opportunities to Hire H-1B Visa Workers
November 30, 2022
Employers looking to hire workers with experience in the tech industry have a unique opportunity to fill open positions in light of recent high-profile layoffs at major corporations.
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Harvard Fumbled the Bag* – A Lesson for Employers!
November 28, 2022
On November 2nd, a federal judge in Boston barred Harvard University from using its $15 million litigation claims policy to cover legal expenses in connection with its admissions program lawsuit.
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Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave Releases New Model Notices and Poster
November 21, 2022
Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave released its updated model notices.
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An Employer’s Guide to the World Cup
November 21, 2022
The 2022 World Cup is finally underway in Qatar. We thought we might offer employers some guidance on World Cup issues in the workplace.
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A Divided Congress: Implications for Employers
November 17, 2022
With Democrats taking the Senate and Republicans the House, what should employers expect through January 2025?
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Recreational Marijuana in Maryland? What Employers Need to Know
November 16, 2022
Many people are rejoicing because the voters in Maryland approved recreational marijuana (which Maryland refers to as “cannabis”) last week. Employers, however, are perhaps not quite so excited.
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Missouri Voters Approve Legalization of Recreational Marijuana - What Employers Need to Know
November 15, 2022
On November 8th citizens of Missouri voted to amend the Missouri Constitution, making the cultivation, sale and use of recreational marijuana legal under certain circumstances.
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The Beginning of the End of the "Election Protection Rule"
November 4, 2022
On November 3, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a proposed rule that will change when elections can occur in private workplaces about whether employees should be represented by a union.
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NLRB General Counsel Proposes Sweeping Changes Impacting Employer Use of Technology to Manage and/or Monitor Employees
November 1, 2022
In sweeping new proposals, the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel, Jennifer Abruzzo, announced her intention to limit employers in their ability to rely upon commonly used electronic monitoring and management technologies to monitor employee misconduct and performance issues.
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NLRB Refines Standard For Conducting In-Person Union Elections
October 31, 2022
Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) modified the standard it has been applying in determining whether a mail ballot election is appropriate, resulting in a significant change in union elections going forward.
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Can Rap Music in the Workplace Create a Hostile Work Environment?
October 27, 2022
Is the playing of obscene and misogynistic rap music in the workplace discriminatory on the basis of sex if it offends women?  A former Tesla employee has asked the U.S. District Court for Nevada to answer “yes” to that question
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Oregon: Legislature Considering Exclusion of Hiring / Retention Bonuses from Equal Pay Act

Mar 22

NLRB General Counsel Provides Clarification on Severance Agreement Non-Disparagement and Confidentiality Provisions

Mar 20

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Issues Proposed Parental Leave Guidelines