Chrys A. Martin

Chrys A. Martin

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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Employers Burdened By More New Laws

The Oregon Legislature enacted several laws in 2015 that will significantly affect your workplace. The following laws go into effect Jan. 1, 2016: Paid Sick Leave - As expected, Oregon has enacted a mandatory paid sick leave...more

7/14/2015 - Background Checks Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks Criminal Records Discrimination Domestic Workers Employee Benefits Employee Handbooks FMLA Hostile Environment New Legislation Non-Compete Agreements PTO Public Contracts Retaliation Sick Leave Social Media Unpaid Overtime Wage and Hour Whistleblowers

Oregon Passes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law

As expected, Oregon has enacted a mandatory paid sick leave law, making it the fourth state to do so. The law requires employers with more than 10 Oregon employees to provide those employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick...more

6/26/2015 - Employee Rights New Legislation Paid Sick Leave Act

Oregon Initiative Legalizes Recreational Use of Marijuana—What Does that Mean for Employers?

On Nov. 4, 2014, Oregon voted to decriminalize, regulate, and tax the production, delivery, and possession of marijuana. Oregon joins Alaska, Colorado, Washington, and Washington, D.C. in legalizing recreational marijuana...more

11/11/2014 - Decriminalization of Marijuana Employment Policies Marijuana New Legislation

Oregon Restricts Employers' Access to Private Social Media Accounts

Oregon recently joined numerous states in prohibiting employers from seeking access to employees’ or prospective employees’ private social-media accounts, personal email, and other online content....more

1/27/2014 - Employee Rights Passwords Social Media

New 2014 Oregon Employment Laws

Oregon employers are directly affected by several new laws recently passed by the legislature. Most changes went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, unless otherwise noted. We’ve compiled a summary of the most significant changes...more

1/14/2014 - Compliance Employee Rights Minimum Wage Paid Leave Passwords Sick Leave Social Media Policy Veterans

New Oregon Employment Laws for 2013-2014

Employers with employees in Oregon are directly affected by several new laws recently passed by the legislature, while a new City of Portland sick leave ordinance also affects many employers with employees working in the City...more

8/7/2013 - Discrimination Domestic Violence Harassment New Legislation Paid Leave Retaliation Social Media Policy Unpaid Leave Veterans Wage and Hour

EEOC’s Tough Enforcement Stance Against Criminal Background Checks

Earlier this year, the EEOC issued new Enforcement Guidance warning private sector employers that they could face litigation unless they significantly restrict the use of arrest and conviction records in hiring, promotion,...more

12/19/2012 - Arrest and Conviction Records Criminal Background Checks EEOC Enforcement Guidance Strategic Enforcement Plan Title VII

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