On May 16, 2012, in an Advice Memorandum, the Office of
the General Counsel ("GC") of the National Labor Relations Board
("NLRB") considered whether a standard policy prohibiting outside
employment violated an employee's rights...
by Laura Salerno
The Department of Labor has issued a final rule,
effective March 8, 2013, which expands the protections of the Family Medical
Leave Act for families of military veterans and for airline flight crews.
Employers should be aware...
On March 8, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services ("USCIS") released a new Form I-9, which is used to verify
employment eligibility. The new Form I-9 "(Rev. 03/08/13) N" is
for immediate use.
Earlier this year, we reported
on Portland Commissioner Amanda Fritz's proposal to change Portland's City Code
by mandating that employers provide sick leave to employees. Well, it happened.
On March 13, 2013, the city council unanimously...
On March 7, 2013, the Oregon Supreme Court reversed the
Court of Appeals' decision in Cocchiara v. Lithia Motors, Inc. [ an enhanced version of this opinion is available to lexis.com
subscribers ], and held that when a job applicant
On March 15, 2013, the Department of Labor's
Administrative Review Board ("DOL") reminded employers about the
costly consequences of identifying a whistleblower when it affirmed a $30,000
award against Halliburton, Inc.
On March 26, 2013, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
held in Teed et al., v. Thomas & Betts Power Solutions that a corporation that purchased
another corporation's assets at a receiver's auction was required to satisfy a