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Oregon Becomes First State in Nation to Enact Scheduling Legislation

USA - August 9 2017 Oregon has become the first U.S. state to regulate employer scheduling practices in the food service, hospitality, and retail industries. The new law…

Mark A. Crabtree

Federal Court Paves Way for Local ‘Right to Work’ Laws

USA - January 4 2017 Local governments may enact “right to work” laws, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in Cincinnati, has held. United Auto Workers v…

Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen

Portland, Oregon, Issues Rules Implementing ‘Ban the Box’

USA - October 3 2016 The City of Portland has issued administrative rules to the “Removing Barriers to Employment,” its ordinance aimed at removing job barriers for…

Susan M. Corcoran, Richard I. Greenberg, Sarah J. Ryan

Oregon Minimum Wage Hikes Begin July 2016

USA - March 14 2016 Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed controversial Senate Bill 1532 on March 2, 2016, significantly increasing Oregon’s minimum wage over the next seven…

Sarah J. Ryan

Seattle Ordinance Giving Drivers Right to Bargain Collectively Violates Federal Law, Chamber Says in Lawsuit

USA - March 9 2016 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has challenged the Seattle City Ordinance giving drivers of app-based transportation companies that use independent…

Howard M. Bloom, Philip B. Rosen