Yesterday, the Oregon house sent a bill to Governor Kate Brown that proposes to raise the minimum wage in Oregon to $14.75/hr. by 2022. The bill raises wages starting in July 2016 and applies different rates to urban and rural areas. In Portland (and other urban areas) minimum wage is planned to increase to $9.75/hr.… Continue reading Proposed Minimum Wage Increase Sent to Governor
Yesterday, the EEOC released enforcement and litigation data for fiscal year 2015. The report includes detailed information about almost 90,000 charges of workplace discrimination received by the EEOC during the year. According to the EEOC, retaliation claims increased by nearly 5% and continue to be the most common type of charge filed by employees. Charges… Continue reading Retaliation Claims Up, Again.
Occasionally, when an employee returns to work with a full release, an employer will have doubts about the employee’s ability to perform their job and question whether the employee is really able to return to work. The employer might be worried about additional risk if the employee is injured again or injures someone else. Employers… Continue reading A 10 Million Dollar Lesson about Perception