Five-Year Statute of Limitations Starts… Now

A key provision of the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act takes effect today. Previously, Oregon law required most workplace discrimination and harassment claims to be brought within one year. Under the new law, employees will have up to five years to bring claims for unlawful workplace discrimination and harassment that occurs on or after October 1, 2019. …

Requesting Personnel Records in Washington

Washington law requires employers to make an employee's personnel records available within a reasonable time after the employee makes a request.  Current or former employees can request their personnel records once a year. Generally, the personnel records must be made available within 10 business days after the request is made. The types of documents that …

Oregon State Economist: Employers having trouble finding workers who can pass a drug test.

The latest quarterly report from Oregon's Office of Economic Analysis shows that the state economy is thriving - unemployment remains at a historically-low 4%. The report also cites "anecdotal" evidence that with the tight job market, employers are having difficulty finding employees who can pass a drug test, citing the growth of the legal marijuana industries …

Lyft, Uber remove confidentiality and arbitration requirements for sexual harassment claims

The competition between Lyft and Uber has moved into the realm of resolving sexual harassment and assault claims.  Both companies announced that survivors of sexual assault and harassment will no longer be required to resolve their claims in arbitration.  That means survivors will be able to choose the forum in which they present their claims, …