Human Resources

All about Form I-9

What is it? Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) requirements stem from the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This act prohibits employers from hiring and employing an individual for employment in the U.S. knowing that the individual is not authorized with respect to such employment. Employers are also prohibited from continuing to employ an …

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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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Portland Sick Leave

Portland’s Protected Sick Time Ordinance mandates the provision of up to 40 hours of sick leave per year to all employees of at least 90 days and who have worked at least 240 hours in a year within Portland city limits. Employers with 6 or more employees must provide at least one hour of paid …

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Top 7 Reasons to Have an Employee Handbook

Most businesses need some formal written policies – whether an actual “handbook” or a collection of pages on key topics.  An Employee Handbook is a type of preventive medicine, and can also serve as a good business planning tool.  There are lots of good reasons to have written policies, but here are the “top” seven, …

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