Mid-Willamette Human Resource Association | May 13

      Saalfeld Griggs will be sponsoring the Mid-Willamette Human Resource Association’s meeting on Creating A Performance Culture. When: May 13, 2015, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Where: Mennonite Home Administration Building Chapel at 5353 Columbus St. SE, Albany, Oregon 97322 Topic: Research shows that performance appraisal is one of the most effective employee engagement

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

SHRMA March 2015 Legislative Report

SHRMA March 2015 Legislative Report CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORT The first significant deadline of the 2015 Oregon State Legislative Session has come and gone. Members and committees had to submit drafts of measures for introduction to the Senate and House desks no later than February 25, 2015. With this major deadline behind us,

Businesses May Not Be Protected by Standard Liability Releases

By Therese Adams The Oregon Supreme Court recently delivered an opinion that may well affect how much you pay to ski the slopes of your favorite mountain this season. But that may not be the extent of the decision’s impact. In Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor, Inc., the Court held that enforcement of a ski pass

SHRMA 2015 Legislative Report

SHRMA 2015 Legislative Report CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REPORT Oregon’s 78th Legislative Assembly convened on February 2, 2015. There are a significant number of employment related bills proposed for the 2015 session, including hotly contested topics such as statewide paid sick leave, new protected leaves, and incremental increases to Oregon’s minimum wage. With expanded

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

Employment Law Update: After Measure 91, is Marijuana Just Another Legal Drug?

By Randall Sutton, Saalfeld Griggs PC As financial services employers are well aware, the legalization of marijuana for recreational use poses new challenges for banks wishing to maintain a drug free workplace. If the experiences of Colorado and Washington are any indication, Oregon is likely to see a significant increase in the number of employees

Paid Sick Leave Bill Introduced to Oregon House

Last week, a draft bill requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to Oregon employees was introduced in the House Business and Labor Committee.  The draft bill is available for review here. The bill as drafted would require most Oregon employers to provide one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up

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