2021 Changes to Oregon’s Non-Competition Law
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On this episode of 120 Seconds: Are you ready for the 2021 changes to Oregon’s law on non-competes? Oregon’s law on non-competition agreements – where employers draft agreements to prevent former employees from competing with them – is going to … Read More

What’s the status for workers in Oregon’s 15 extreme risk counties?
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On this episode of 120 Seconds: What is the status for workers in the 15 extreme risk counties? UPDATE: The 15 counties’ extreme risk restrictions will end on Friday, May 7, 2021. Oregon OSHA’s temporary rules will continue to be … Read More

Nat’l Desk: In Colorado, a $2.5M verdict for race discrimination
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After a one-week trial, a jury in Colorado found that a high school basketball coach’s firing was unfair and racially discriminatory, and awarded $2,500,000 in damages. The jury determined that the coach had suffered $200,000 in economic damages, $1,300,000 in … Read More

Can employers require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine?
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On this episode of 120 Seconds: Can employers require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Find out in just two minutes. 120 Seconds by Klein Munsinger discusses employment law questions all lawyers should know the answer to, in two minutes … Read More

Requesting Your Oregon Personnel Records
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Oregon law requires employers to provide employees (and former employees) with a certified copy of their personnel records within 45 days of making a request. The law defines “personnel records” broadly, as records that were used to determine any of … Read More

Five-Year Statute of Limitations Starts… Now
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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… Read More

Requesting Personnel Records in Washington
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Washington law requires employers to make an employee’s personnel records available within a reasonable time after the employee makes a request… Read More

Oregon State Economist: Employers having trouble finding workers who can pass a drug test
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The latest quarterly report from Oregon’s Office of Economic Analysis cites “anecdotal” evidence that with the tight job market, employers are having difficulty finding employees who can pass a drug test… Read More

Lyft, Uber remove confidentiality and arbitration requirements for sexual harassment claims
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he competition between Lyft and Uber has moved into the realm of resolving sexual harassment and assault claims… Read More

Filing a BOLI Complaint
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Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries (usually called “BOLI”) is the state agency responsible for investigating employee complaints in Oregon. Employees may file a complaint about an employer with BOLI, and BOLI will then investigate the complaint at no charge… Read More