This has been a year like no other – and for Oregon’s construction industry, the fires and pandemic have brought new challenges and considerations. The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) is committed [...]
For businesses with unionized employees, decisive action involving working conditions can be a challenge. Balancing the ability to comply with government mandates and adapt to a changing public health environment with the duty to bargain creates an additional layer of complexity in the unionized workplace.
The federal government has introduced a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $50,000 or less. A news release says it streamlines the process for borrowers and lenders they worked with [...]
Stephen Scott Working at a national firm has given me the opportunity to tell many of my clients that I can see the future of employment law. In reality, all I do [...]
The U.S. Department of Labor has revised the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, clarifying the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the act’s paid-leave provisions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world into a state of uncertainty. The legal world has been no different. What happens if an employee falls ill with COVID-19 and can trace the exposure to [...]
In Anne Corley Baum’s book series, Small Mistakes, Big Consequences, the Pennsylvania-based health insurance industry executive shows us how to manage problem behaviors like this at work.
Employers who aren’t giving their retirement plans as much attention as their health plans could be missing vital benefits when it comes to finding new employees.
It may not be an overreach to suggest the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental health to some degree. All told, there are some steps employers and their managers can take to help their employees be resilient, maintain productivity and, most importantly, maintain a healthy balance in their work and personal lives. Here are a few steps to consider: