Category Archives: The National Law Review

Oregon Meal Breaks for Hourly Employees in  Maza v. Waterford

On November 14, 2019, the Oregon Court of Appeals in Maza v. Waterford Operations, LLC, 300 Or. App. 471 (2019), addressed the question of whether an employer can be found strictly liable under Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 839-020-0050(2) when an hourly employee takes less than the entire duty-free, 30-minute lunch break to which the employee […]
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Oregon Adopts Renewable Natural Gas Portfolio Standards

While the high-profile and politically-charged failure of the Oregon legislature to pass cap-and-trade legislation has garnered much public attention, Oregon nonetheless adopted less high-profile but important energy legislation in its recently-concluded session. Chief among these is SB 98, which adopts new portfolio targets for the use of renewable natural gas by Oregon’s natural gas utilities and directs […]
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Oregon Workers Must Be Notified on Fed Work Authorization Inspections

The uptick in ICE investigations has Oregon requiring employers to notify employees of any upcoming investigation by a federal agency (such as a Form I-9 inspection) for records, forms, or other documentation used to verify employee identify and work authorization. Oregon follows California in taking this step. Source: Oregon Workers Must Be Notified on Fed […]
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Oregon Modifies Noncompete Law for 2020

On May 14, 2019, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill (HB) 2992, which imposes a new burden on employers that want to have enforceable noncompetition agreements with their Oregon employees. For any noncompetition agreement entered into on or after January 1, 2020, employers must provide employees with a signed, written copy of the terms of […]
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Oregon Amends Data Breach Notification and Information Security Laws

In March, we reported that the Oregon legislature was considering amending its data breach notification and information security laws. That legislation has now passed the Oregon legislature and been signed into law by Oregon’s governor. Source: Oregon Amends Data Breach Notification and Information Security Laws

Breach Notification Laws Updated in OR

Oregon’s governor recently passed into law S 1551. The bill amends the state’s existing breach notice law. The revision goes into effect in June. Source: Breach Notification Laws Updated in OR

Oregon Requires Predictive Scheduling for Certain Service Industry Workers

Similar to San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, and Emeryville, California, the State of Oregon has enacted a predictive scheduling law, S.B. 828, effective July 1, 2018, which regulates employer scheduling practices in the food service, hospitality, and retail industries. Similar legislation is also currently pending in Chicago. This article takes a look at the new law. […]
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Oregon Expands Pay Equity Protections

Oregon recently enacted the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 (H.B. 2005) (the “Act”). The Act broadly expands Oregon’s existing equal pay protections and imposes new restrictions on Oregon employers’ use of salary histories in recruiting employees and setting compensation. Source: Oregon Expands Pay Equity Protections | The National Law Review

Oregon to Enact Predictive Scheduling Law Affecting Retail, Hospitality, and Food Service Employers

The Oregon governor is expected to soon sign Senate Bill 828, which will impose predictive scheduling requirements on large employers in certain industries. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the new law. Source: Oregon to Enact Predictive Scheduling Law Affecting Retail, Hospitality, and Food Service Employers | The National Law […]
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Oregon Set to Become First State in Nation Requiring Employers to Give Hourly Employees Advance Notice of Work Schedules

Following cities like San Francisco and Seattle, on June 29, 2017, the Oregon Legislature passed the Fair Work Week Act (the “Act”), becoming the first state in the nation to require advance notice of hourly employee work schedules and additional compensation for last-minute changes. Source: Oregon Set to Become First State in Nation Requiring Employers […]
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