Employment Law – 2016 Summer Update

By: Jennifer Paul Employment Law As the weather heats up, so too have changes to employment laws.  The following are some “hot” employment law topics to keep in mind: Oregon’s Minimum Wage increased as of July 1, 2016, with new minimum wage rates for three regions of the state now in place.  Be sure to

Thanks for Nothing: OSHA Changes Post-Accident Testing Rules (and Other Things)

By:David Briggs Employment Law On August 10, 2016 new rules issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration go into effect related to injured workers.  While OSHA has labeled the rule about electronic submission of injury data, the bigger news relates to post-accident drug and alcohol testing and safety incentive programs. What is OSHA’s New

Employment Law Seminar – HR Basics “A Crash Course in Employment Law” | May 25

THE SAALFELD GRIGGS MANAGEMENT EMPLOYMENT LAW TEAM PRESENT: A Crash Course in Employment Law Randall Sutton, David Briggs, and  Jennifer Paul DATE: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 – 8:00am – 4:00pm (registration starts at 7:30am) COST: $125.00 per person for SHRM members. $149.00 for non-members. $199.00 at the door. Includes continental breakfast & refreshments. LOCATION: Chemeketa Center

Five Saalfeld Griggs Attorneys Earn Super Lawyers Designations

Super Lawyers has recognized five Saalfeld Griggs attorneys for their high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. They are Robert Saalfeld, Hunter Emerick, Shannon Raye Martinez, David Briggs, and Jennifer Paul. These attorneys receive the honor after the completion of the region’s patented selection process, comprised of peer nomination, independent research and peer review.

Employment Law Breakfast Seminar | July 16

2015 Employment Law Extravaganza (with so many legislative and legal developments, “Legal Update” just doesn’t do this topic justice) DATE: Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 7:15am – 8:15am COST: Free for Clients/Friends of the Firm LOCATION: Saalfeld Griggs PC, 250 Church Street SE, Suite 200, Salem Oregon In 2015, the legislature, courts and regulatory agencies have kept

Definite Possibility of a Confirmed Maybe: Legally Terminating Employees

By: David Briggs As seen in: Silverton Health’s Healthy Business Journal As an employment lawyer, I am often asked if terminating a certain employee is legal. Again, as a lawyer, I am bound by oath to tell people: it depends. While Oregon is an at-will state – and employees can be fired for any reason – employers cannot terminate employees

HR Basics – A Crash Course in Employment Law | May 21

Attorneys Randall Sutton, David Briggs, Jennifer Paul and Therese Adams will present at The Salem Human Resource Management Association’s HR Basics seminar on employment law.   When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.) Where: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry (CCBI), 626 High St. NE, Salem, Oregon. Seminar

The Perils of Supervisor/Subordinate Romantic Relationships in the Workplace

by Randall Sutton, Employment Law & Litigation Practice Group At some time during your working life, you may have dated, or even married, someone you met at work. If you haven’t, then the odds are that you know someone who has. A recent survey estimated that 80 percent of all employees have either observed or been

Marijuana is Still Illegal: An Employment Law Perspective on Measure 91

In the waning days of the election, we were asked by employers, from an employment law perspective, what the passage of Measure 91, which legalizes recreational marijuana use in Oregon, would mean for their business and their drug policies.  With Tuesday night’s results, the issue hits home with a bit more impact. Many employers have adopted a zero

Are Potty Mouths Protected from Employers?

NLRB Rules that Cussing Out Employer May be OK by David Briggs Have you ever had an employee just lose his cool and lay into you with a profanity-laced tirade? Many employers who have had that pleasure have fired the insubordinate employees on the spot. In one of its most recent decisions, the National Labor