Month: December 2015

Oregon Social Media Privacy

An amendment to Oregon’s previous social media law will go into effect January 1, 2016. It makes it unlawful for employers to do any of the following: Require or request that an employee or an applicant establish or maintain a personal social media account. Require that an employee or applicant authorize the employer to advertise …

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Oregon Sick Leave

Beginning January 1, 2016, Oregon employers will be required to provide up to 40 hours of sick time each year, depending on how many hours an employee works. Employers with 10 or more employees (six or more for Portland employers) must offer these hours as paid sick time. Who Is Covered? The law applies to …

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Ban the Box in Oregon

Effective January 1, 2016, House Bill 3025 makes it unlawful for an employer to exclude an applicant from an initial interview solely because of a past criminal conviction. Under the new law, an employer cannot require an applicant to disclose a criminal conviction on a job application or otherwise prior to an initial interview or, …

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