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Chiefly L&E is a quarterly labor and employment law bulletin published by Harrang Long Gary Rudnick P.C.


Fall Issue 2013

More Decisions on Social Media

You have read in this newsletter and elsewhere that the National Labor Relations Board has been cracking down on company policies that restrict what employees can say about their employers. New decisions continue to narrow the scope of what restrictions are allowed and those that may be considered a violation of the National Labor Relations Act... Read more

New Rules for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the Department of Labor (DOL) recently finalized new rules affecting the affirmative action and nondiscrimination obligations of federal contractors and subcontractors... Read more

Minimum Wage Increases Ahead

Oregon’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase to $9.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2014... Read more

EEOC and Criminal Background Checks

On September 16, 2013, Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist, shot and killed twelve people in a Navy Yard, and wounded many others. Mr. Alexis had a criminal history and history of serious mental illness, and human resources staff may be wondering how Mr. Alexis slipped through the Navy’s background checks and screening by the federal defense contractor that subsequently hired him. Would a careful criminal background check have prevented these tragic events? ... Read more

Employers: Did You Meet Your Deadlines?

EEO-1 Report: 9/30/13*--Employers with at least 100 employees
*The EEOC’s only remedy for failing to file the forms is to require you to file them. There are no fines or penalties associated with non-filing or late-filing. However, employers should try to avoid drawing a Show Cause Letter as it can be a time-consuming and potentially costly process to resolve... Read more about this and other deadlines

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Jeff Matthews, Chair
Shari Lane, Vice-chair
Sharon Rudnick
Jens Schmidt
Joshua Stump

Kate Grado
John C. Rake
Kate Watkinson Wright

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