Legal Corner – February 2015

Legal Corner – February 2015

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

Employment Law Updates | Trupp HR2016 DOL budget requests increased employment services
2016 budget request for the Department of Labor (DOL) includes funding to increase employment services for unemployed workers, more registered apprenticeships, helping those with criminal background find work, and reforms of the unemployment insurance system.

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New ban-the-box laws take effect this year
Four new ban-the-box city laws have become effective this year. These new regulations prohibit questions on applications about criminal background as well as additional restrictions regarding criminal history.

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Debate over definition of “full-time” employment
The first employment-related hearing conducted by the Senate Committee On Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), included heavy debate on whether the definition of full-time employment should be amended.

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Paid sick leave debate continues
Passing the statewide, paid sick leave bill will not be a quick and easy process in Oregon. The debate over this bill is heating up, aligning with the trend of similar bills across the country.

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