Sean Driscoll

Sean Driscoll

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

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New 2015-2016 Employment Laws for Oregon Businesses

The 2015 Oregon legislature has adjourned, but not before handing Oregon businesses a number of significant new employment laws. Below is a brief summary of the new legislation, all of which Governor Kate Brown has signed,...more

7/15/2015 - Ban the Box Best Management Practices Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Kate Brown New Legislation Non-Compete Agreements Paid Sick Leave Act Retirement Plan Social Media Policy Wage and Hour Workplace Safety

The People Have Spoken, and It’s Time to Start Smokin’. . . Or Just Say No

It’s July 1, 2015, and Oregon law now allows adults to lawfully use marijuana for both medical and recreational purposes. Many employers have already faced questions from employees about the impact of the state’s new...more

7/2/2015 - Decriminalization of Marijuana Drug Testing Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Hiring & Firing Marijuana Medical Marijuana New Legislation Off-Duty Employees Popular Zero Tolerance Policies

Oregon Legislature Votes to “Ban the Box”

Oregon will soon join the ranks of states with “ban the box” legislation. Provided House Bill (HB) 3025 is signed by Governor Kate Brown (which is virtually certain), the new law will regulate when Oregon employers can ask...more

6/19/2015 - Ban the Box Best Practices Criminal Background Checks Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Kate Brown New Legislation

Oregon Legislature Mandates Sick Leave for All Employees

On June 12, 2015, Oregon became the fourth state in the country to pass a statewide mandatory sick leave bill. Provided it is signed by Governor Kate Brown (which is virtually certain), the new law will require all Oregon...more

6/19/2015 - CBAs Employer Mandates Kate Brown New Legislation Preemption Sick Leave Wage and Hour

Oregon Tightens Restrictions on Noncompetition Agreements

Oregon strictly regulates the use of noncompetition agreements by statute, generally limiting them to (a) exempt employees earning more than the median income for a family of four (approximately $74,000 currently), and (b)...more

6/18/2015 - Consideration Corporate Counsel Employer Liability Issues Exempt-Employees Governor Brown Hiring & Firing Job Offers New Legislation Non-Compete Agreements

Eugene, Oregon Publishes Proposed Paid Sick Leave Rules

The city of Eugene, Oregon passed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance last July, which is set to take effect later this year. The city has now published proposed rules that provide the all-important details about how the...more

1/19/2015 - Employer Mandates Local Ordinance Proposed Regulation Sick Leave

Eugene, Oregon Moving Ahead With Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Following the lead of larger cities like Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, the City Council of Eugene, Oregon is moving ahead with plans for a mandatory sick leave ordinance. Following the presentation of a 70-page Task...more

6/26/2014 - Earned Sick Time Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies Paid Leave Sick Leave

Oregon’s New Bereavement Leave Benefit — What Every Employer Should Know

Effective January 1, 2014, Oregon employers subject to the Oregon Family Leave Act (OFLA) must allow eligible employees to take up to two weeks of unpaid leave to deal with the death of a family member....more

12/13/2013 - Bereavement Leave Employee Handbooks Family Members Posting Requirements Unpaid Leave

Why Can’t We Be “Friends”? Because The Oregon Legislature Says So

Riding a wave of national news stories about employers forcing applicants or employees to turn over social media passwords as a condition of employment, the Oregon legislature recently passed House Bill 2654....more

6/10/2013 - Hiring & Firing Job Applicants New Legislation Passwords Penalties Social Media

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