With Summer quickly approaching, now is a great time to prepare for the upcoming employee benefit changes. An article from Barran Liebman outlines the Top 10 Employee Benefit Plan Actions set to take place before January 1, 2014. These requirements include:
Tag Archives: Legal Update
As reported by Barran Liebman, a new law signed by Governor Kitzhaber requires that Oregon employers must provide employees who are veterans with time off on Veterans Day, as of April 4, 2013. This law is effective immediately, so prepare to process requests for time off on Veterans Day, November 11, 2013.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Mayor Charlie Hales and the remaining members of the Portland City Council voted in favor of mandatory sick leave. Hales stated “This is justice. This is the right thing to do. It’s a good day for Portland.”
Here are the key Oregon Legislative Updates for 2011:
HB 2240: Meal Periods for Tipped Employees – Effective January 1, 2012
From Barran Liebman Electronic Alerts
October 24, 2011
A recent decision from the federal district court in Oregon serves as a reminder to be wary of terminations (and discipline) that “coincide” with or are near a request for leave. Another lesson from the case is to be mindful when “cutting and pasting” information from an earlier performance review into a termination (or discipline) notice.
From Jeffrey Robertson, Barran Liebman:
With the equity markets in steep decline since last week and experiencing a 5.5 percent drop at the market close today, companies and their employees may share some anxiety about the company’s 401(k) plan and the responsibilities governing such plan. This alert discusses some issues facing companies and their workforces and the ways in which companies should respond to these issues.
Below are two articles from two of the top legal firms in Portland on the recent medical marijuana ruling. We offer our thoughts below:
”Washington Supreme Court Holds That Washington’s Medical Marijuana Act Provides No Job Protection”
Bullard Law eAlerts, June 10, 2011
The State of Oregon is in line to become one of the first states in the country to pass legislation aimed at setting up a health insurance exchange accessible to small businesses and individuals by January 1, 2014. SB 99, which passed the Senate earlier this year, passed the Oregon House June 7, 2011 and will head to the Governor’s office for expected signature into law.