Tag Archives: Oregon Law

Census Bureau’s request for citizenship data from DMVs raises privacy, accuracy concerns

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. A move by the Trump administration to collect citizenship data based on state driver’s license and ID […]
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Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass

    One commander objected to officers working as security at the Apple Store. But the police union calls the shots. Source: Portland Police Officers Work Overtime for Private Employers—Sometimes Over the Objections of Bureau Brass – Willamette Week

Editorial: Put meeting recordings online

Local agencies, from school boards and the community college board to county commissions, generally work hard to include the public in their decision-making. However some districts could make a couple of simple changes that might make those efforts more successful. Oregon law dictates that most agencies do the public’s business out in the open. Source: […]
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College Athletes | Non-Compete Agreements | Chown Hardware – OPB’s Think Out Loud

California just passed a law that allows college athletes to hire agents and make money for endorsements. Whitney Wagoner, Director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon, will tell us about the effect this California law might have in Oregon. In 2008, Oregon banned companies from forcing most workers to sign non-compete […]
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Editorial: Time to take another look at audit law

Oregon law requires most government bodies — everything from counties to cemetery districts — to file audit reports each year with the Secretary of State’s Office. Cities and counties that fail to get their reports done on time face the prospect of having the state withhold 10 percent of the money it sends them until […]
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Before Oregon’s Suicide Prevention Plan Requirement, Efforts Vary By District

The mental health of students – and the risk of suicide – led Oregon lawmakers to pass a slew of legislation this year. Students can take days off for their mental health, and a few school districts will receive money to plan school-based health centers. But one law won’t take effect until next year. Source: Before Oregon’s Suicide […]
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Parents face dilemma helping adult children who refuse treatment

Feeling hopeless, they watch their adult son languish with delusional and suicidal thoughts. They live in constant chaos and fear, never knowing whether he’ll harm himself or someone else. Source: Parents face dilemma helping adult children who refuse treatment

Employers Adjust to Oregon Workplace Fairness Act 

An Oregon Senate bill known as the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act, which addresses workplace discrimination and harassment, was signed into law in June. Although a few of its provisions go into effect on October 1 of this year, the majority of them are not effective until October 1, 2020. Source: Oregon Business – Employers Adjust […]
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Oregon Employment Law Update: Summary & To Do List

Oregon passed several employment bills this year that will affect Oregon employers. The following article provides an update on the new laws and a list of tasks for Oregon employers to make sure that they are in compliance. Source: Oregon Employment Law Update: Summary & To Do List | Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC – […]
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Crash victim who lost leg sues drunk driver, Salem brewery for $3.5 million

A Harrisburg teen who lost his leg in a crash is suing the drunk driver along with the Salem brewery accused of over-serving him for $3.5 million. Source: Crash victim who lost leg sues drunk driver, Salem brewery for $3.5 million