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Recent Verdict Strengthens the Growing Need for Websites to Increase Accessibility to Disabled Individuals

A recent case in federal district court in Florida foreshadows the beginning of an expanded reach of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As a whole, the Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of...more

Predictable Work Schedules: Oregon Blazes a Trail

Oregon is poised to become the first state in the country to require larger food service, retail and hospitality employers to provide their hourly workers predictable schedules – or to pay the price. This is the second of two...more

Equal Pay, the Oregon Way

Even as Oregon’s minimum wage jumps by $1.50 in the Portland metro area (fifty cents elsewhere in Oregon), the 2017 Legislature has passed two more worker-friendly bills dealing with equal pay and predictable work schedules....more

Direct Employer or Joint Employer – Isn’t Employment Just Employment?

Both the courts and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seem to keep changing the definitions of joint employment. It is no wonder this has left employers scratching their head about the situation. The cause for this...more

The New Overtime Regulations Are on Hold

On Tuesday, November 22nd, a United States District judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction that blocks the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) from implementing a controversial rule that would have expanded overtime...more

Still Looming – The Regulations Regarding Overtime Exemptions

When we last visited this topic, the proposed regulations revising the overtime exemptions were still very new. The regulations are due to go into effect on December 1 of this year. There has been legislation introduced to...more

The Wait Is Over – The New Overtime Rules Are Here: The Reconfiguration of Your Compensation System Is Just Beginning

The good news is the long awaited rule on overtime has arrived – finally. The proposed rule goes into effect on December 1, 2016. The quick summary is the changes aren’t quite as bad as everyone feared. The long summary is...more

Oregon’s Minimum Wage – What Now?

Oregon is making history, once again. The new minimum wage law (signed by Governor Brown on March 2, 2016) brings two new titles...more

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