Legal Corner – August 2013

Legal Corner – August 2013

By , SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR.

Welcome to the Trupp HR Legal Corner designed to keep small business employers informed of critical employment legislation and case law.

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HRThe five documents sure to be requested in an employment lawsuit – can yours pass the test?
Even though employment lawsuits are based on ever-changing laws, there are some very basic documents created by an employer that lie at the core of an employment dispute. In litigation, these documents can make the difference between success and failure.

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Important laws passed as Oregon legislature adjourns for the summer
The 2013 Oregon Legislative Session wrapped on July 8, passing a number of bills which were subsequently signed into law by Governor Kitzhaber that will have an impact on Oregon employers. View the PDF below for a summary of seven of these new laws that are now in effect or will go into effect by January 1, 2014.

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“It’s Just Lunch” pays significant damages for gender based hiring practices
The Florida match making company has agreed to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit, filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) for $960,000.

Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating based on gender, race, national origin, religion or age.  However there are some exclusions.

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Do you know if you are a federal contractor subject to Affirmative Action Plan compliance?  Ambitious 2013 Agenda
New rules mandating extensive new AAP and recordkeeping requirements for BOTH protected veterans (Section 4212) and persons with disabilities are under review. While they haven’t passed yet, it may be wise to become familiar with them to plan for how it will impact your business.

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