Beginning January 1, 2016, Oregon employees will have new protections and their employers will have new legal responsibilities. Following a busy legislative year, the following are some of the new laws taking effect this January that affect Oregon workplaces: Statewide Mandatory Paid Sick Leave – Effective January 1, 2016, Oregon employers with 10 or more Read more

State Ban-the-Box Laws Each year employers must navigate an ever-growing field of labor and employment-related laws to ensure compliance. In recent years, the presence of statewide “ban-the-box” legislation has grown significantly. These “fair chance” laws provide applicants a fair chance at being considered for a job by prohibiting questions about the applicant’s conviction history on Read more

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) has incorporated several major labor law changes to its employer required postings. To ensure complete posting compliance, employers should post the updated 2016 Oregon All-On-One Labor Law poster featuring the following Oregon law changes: Oregon 2016 Minimum Wage Although Oregon’s minimum wage rate will not increase from Read more