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Provided as an educational courtesy by Business Attorney Alan Thayer. Your questions and comments are welcomed. Call 541-345-2325 or email Alan at alan@thinkILG.com.

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Thursday
Sep142017

Are You Ready for Oregon's New Distracted Driving Law?

Oregon's new Distracted Driving Law (HB 2597) goes into effect October 1st. Are you ready? Are your employees that drive as part of their jobs ready? 

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Friday
Nov062015

Eugene Area Policy Forum

 

Paid sick time. $15 per hour minimum wage. “Ban the box.” $5 billion gross receipts tax. The list goes on and on.

What did the Oregon Legislature do to your business in the 2015 session? What do they have planned for 2016? What is the “business surprise” coming to the ballot next November?

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Thursday
Jul162015

Oregon Sick Leave: Employer Requirements

This video is a summary of the requirements for Oregon employers, large and small, under Oregon's new sick time law, SB 454. It covers what employers must do and what employers with existing vacation, paid time off (PTO) and sick leave policies must do to comply.

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Tuesday
Jun232015

If You Like Your Drug Free Policy You Can Keep Your Drug Free Policy!

Oregon's recreational marijuana law goes into effect next week. What does this mean for employers? What can you do to protect your workplace? Three steps for prudent, take-charge Oregon employers are set out below.

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Thursday
Mar122015

March Madness - Bad Bet For Employers


Ah … It's a magical time of year! Employees come to work and spend their days filling out brackets, entering the office pool, streaming games online, checking scores on the Internet, posting on Social Media and talking about basketball! It is a month-long employer paid holiday. Who doesn't love March Madness?

Oregon gambling laws (and the laws of other states) are quite clear. Office pools and tournament brackets are illegal gambling if money changes hands.

March Madness is a bad debt for employers. There are things you can do, however, to improve your odds.

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Wednesday
Jan282015

2015 Employment Posters


 

What employment posters are you required to display? Are your posters current? Are you displaying every required poster? Is the mega, one-size-fits-all, poster purchased from commercial publishers complete and up-to-date?

For several years now, we have published annual guides for Oregon employers. All of the state and federal employment posters Oregon employers are required to display are assembled in one place. This free guide has been updated for 2015.

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Wednesday
Jan282015

California’s State-Wide Paid Sick Leave Law

Employers will be required to provide paid sick leave to their California employees starting July 1, 2015. However, a workplace poster must be displayed now and notices must be issued to newly hired employees now.

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Wednesday
Sep102014

Neutral Arbiter or Union Lackey

 

LegalBriefs articles have question whether the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has exceeded its mandate to be a neutral arbiter of issues between employers and labor unions. Now, a federal judge has accused the NLRB of “serving as the litigation arm of [a union] and a co-participant in the ongoing organization effort of [that union].”

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Monday
Aug182014

Sick Leave Ordinance Webcast

 

The date and format of our Eugene sick leave seminar were changed to ensure that employers get information they need to make plans for 2015 and beyond.

Now you can "attend" from the comfort of your desk, laptop or tablet, obtain information you need and submit questions during our webcast on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Click Here to Register

 

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Wednesday
Aug062014

Sick Leave Ordinance Seminar

Eugene passed a paid sick leave ordinance. Lane County passed a counter ordinance. Now what? If you are a Eugene employer or if you have employees that conduct business in Eugene, you probably have questions. What does it mean? What happens next? What do employers need to do to comply?

Attend our free employer seminar, The Good The Bad And The Ugly: The Eugene Sick Leave Ordinance for answers to your questions.

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Here are the details

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Thursday
Jul102014

Argument Against Sick Leave Proposal

Argument Against Eugene's Sick Leave Proposal from Alan Thayer on Vimeo.

Buried in Eugene's proposed sick leave ordinance is a requirement that could send out-of-town businesses packing and devastate the Eugene and Lane County economies. On July 8, 2014, Alan Thayer testified on the consequences of this requirement before the Lane County Board of Commissioners.

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Tuesday
Apr082014

Stupid Manager Trick

 

LegalBriefs has discussed some of the dumb things employees do as a warning to employers. Now we have a manager that exposed his or her employer to negative publicity, a social media backlash and potential liability. Make sure your managers don’t make the same mistake.

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Thursday
Mar272014

Stupid Employee Tricks 2

 

Evidently you don’t even have to be an employee yet to commit a stupid employee trick. A client works with a temp company to provide workers. Those that meet the client’s expectations after some period of time are hired and put on the client’s payroll. This is a common “temp-to-hire” arrangement. The problems they had with two temp workers were definitely a “stupid employee trick.”

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Thursday
Mar202014

Don’t Believe Everything the State Tells You

WARNING: This may be controversial.

Do you really have to fill out all of the reports the government demands? This is the continuing story of one business owner that has said “enough is enough!”

Some reports are required, tax returns, workers compensation insurance reports, unemployment insurance reports, etc. . . . But are you really required to spend time and money gathering information for the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) so they can provide “business, policy makers, planners and others with the most detailed source of industry employment information at the state and county levels?”

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Thursday
Mar132014

Federal Overtime Rule Changes May Affect Oregon Employers

Yesterday it was reported that President Obama intends to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime. Today, he is directing Tom Perez, his Labor Secretary, to propose new regulations raising the threshold for overtime protections. How will that affect your business?

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Wednesday
Mar052014

Business Closings Now Outnumber Business Startups for the First Time Ever

According to Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, Inc., the national pollster, more businesses now close than are open. A lot more. What does that mean for you and your business? There are five points you should consider.

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Tuesday
Feb252014

This is One "Test" You Want to Avoid

Oregon Businesses are Receiving Notices of Workers Compensation “Test Audits.” This includes at least one local business. What is this? What is a test audit? What should an employer do?

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Friday
Feb212014

Stupid Employee Tricks!

 

An Iowa business fired an employee for using a forklift to get a candy bar out of a vending machine. Does the employee get unemployment?

You have got to read this . . .

By the way, I would have gone for the Snickers!

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Thursday
Oct172013

Manage FMLA Intermittent Leave | Prevent Abuse

Every good intention can be subject to abuse. The same is true with FMLA intermittent leave. A provision that allows employees to take a few hours off for doctor’s appointments or a day or two to care for a relative can be (and is being) abused for random work breaks.

These unscheduled, unplanned (by you) disruptions reduce efficiency, lower productivity and harm the morale of other employees. But then you know this.

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Monday
Sep092013

$100 A Day Obamacare Penalty for Small Business Owners

Do you have one or more employees? Do you have $500,000 or more in annual revenues? If so, you must provide a one-time written notice about health insurance marketplaces to all of your current employees before October 1, 2013 or face $100 a day fine.

Notices you can use with your English and Spanish speaking employees are set out below.

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