In response to rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (a.k.a. coronavirus), Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a series of measures designed to slow spread of the virus. One measure is a ban on large gatherings. That may be unconstitutional. In … [Read more...] about Is Governor Brown’s Four-Week Ban on Large Gatherings Constitutional?
The Oregon Women Lawyers 28th Annual Roberts & Deiz Award Dinner will honor Gina Johnnie with the Roberts & Deiz Award on March 13, 2020. Gina will be one of two recipients of the award. The OWLS Roberts & Deiz Award is presented each year … [Read more...] about Gina Johnnie to Receive Oregon Women Lawyers Roberts & Deiz Award
Under Oregon’s recent pregnancy accommodation law, House Bill 2341, Oregon employers with six or more employees must provide “reasonable accommodations” to employees (and applicants) for certain pregnancy-related conditions. Reasonable … [Read more...] about Employers Should Review Their Pregnancy Accommodation Policies
So, your little business that started in your garage is growing and it’s time to hire additional employees. This is a great problem to have, but with a growing business comes additional issues that you did not have to deal with when you were flying … [Read more...] about Growing Business, Growing Concerns
Last July we highlighted the case of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. That Supreme Court case held forcing non-union workers to finance union activities “violates the free speech rights. . . by compelling them to … [Read more...] about Janus Ripples Being Felt in Oregon