Louis Santiago

Louis Santiago

Holland & Knight LLP

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New Oregon Laws: Criminal Background Checks and State Retirement Savings Plan - “Ban the Box” and Oregon Retirement Savings Plan...

Two new Oregon laws establish policies regarding employer criminal background checks and questions for applicants and a state-run retirement savings plan. In part, Enrolled House Bill 3025 (HB 3025) bans the practice by some...more

7/8/2015 - 401k Background Checks Ban the Box BOLI Compliance Criminal Background Checks Employee Benefits ERISA Hiring & Firing IRC IRS Law Enforcement Non-Employees Retirement Plan Volunteers

New Oregon Law Mandates Sick Leave Policy for Most Employers - Oregon Enacts Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Effective Jan. 1, 2016

On June 23, 2015, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed into law Senate Bill 454, which mandates statewide mandatory paid or unpaid sick leave for virtually all Oregon workers. Oregon joins California, Connecticut and Massachusetts...more

7/7/2015 - BOLI Compliance Domestic Partnership Employee Benefits Employee Handbooks Employment Policies PTO Sick Leave Wage and Hour

New 2015 Laws Update Data Breach and Identity Theft in Washington and Oregon - Both States Set New Requirements for Notifying...

Washington and Oregon both recently updated laws that define data security and incident response requirements for breaches of consumers’ personal information. Details of these new requirements for each state are...more

6/12/2015 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach FDIC HIPAA Identity Theft NCUA New Legislation Personally Identifiable Information Popular Privacy Laws Security Breach

Portland Revises Fair Wage Policies: $15 Minimum Wage for Certain Workers - Other Cities Across the U.S. Are Passing Similar Fair...

The Portland City Council voted unanimously to update the city’s Fair Wage Policies (chapter 3.99) to establish a minimum wage of $15 per hour for certain contract workers and specific positions held by full-time city...more

5/22/2015 - Compliance Government Contractors Minimum Wage Wage and Hour

Under FLSA Section 203(o) Does the Term "Changing Clothes" Include the Time a Manufacturing Employee Spends Putting On and Taking...

For minimum wage and over-time purposes, Section 203(o) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that "hours worked" does not include time spent "changing clothes" if that time is excluded from working time by the...more

2/27/2013 - Collective Bargaining FLSA Protective Gear Safety Equipment Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Split of Authority Unions Wages

Reshoring Manufacturing: A major trend?

Reshoring – the return of production to the United States that had been outsourced to lower-wage rate locations overseas – has caught the manufacturing industry's and policymakers' attention....more

2/15/2013 - Economic Development Manufacturers Outsourcing Reshoring

Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits Available

The Department of Energy and Department of Treasury announced on February 7, 2013, that they have $150 million in leftover/returned tax credits available for Clean Energy Manufacturers under the Section 48C Advanced Energy...more

2/12/2013 - American Taxpayer Relief Act Clean Energy DOE Manufacturers Renewable Energy Tax Credits Technology U.S. Treasury

Will Oregon's Manufacturing Employers Be Prohibited From Demanding Social Networking Login Passwords from Job Applicants?

Senate Bill 499, introduced by three Oregon Senators on February 7, 2013, would prohibit employers and universities, both public and private, from requiring applicants to turn over passwords to their personal social...more

2/12/2013 - Job Applicants Manufacturing Employers Passwords Social Media Universities

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