Washington Employers: Prepare for Paid Family Leave Law

Washington State passed legislation to create a paid family and medical leave program last year. Under the law, eligible employees will be entitled to paid leave for up to 12 weeks for their own serious health condition or for family care, up to 16 weeks combined medical and family leave, and up to 2 additional… Continue reading Washington Employers: Prepare for Paid Family Leave Law

OregonSaves – 12/15/18 Deadline to Register for Employers with 20-49 Employees

Back in November we posted about OregonSaves, a program that Oregon adopted to force employees to save for retirement.  On December 15, 2018, employers with 20 to 49 employees who do not offer an employer-sponsored retirement plan will be required to register, provide employees with information about the program, and then begin making payroll deductions… Continue reading OregonSaves – 12/15/18 Deadline to Register for Employers with 20-49 Employees

Oregon Court Gives Invalid Non-Compete New Life as Non-Solicit Agreement

According to a recent Oregon Court of Appeals opinion, non-compete agreements that fail to comply with Oregon law may still be enforceable as a covenant not to solicit. The case, Oregon Psychiatric Partners, LLP v. Henry, 293 Or. App. 471 (2018), involved an attempt by Oregon Psychiatric Partners, LLP (“OPP”) to enforce a non-compete agreement… Continue reading Oregon Court Gives Invalid Non-Compete New Life as Non-Solicit Agreement