Here's what you should know.
Are Your Employment, Consulting or Separation Pay Arrangements Subject to § 409A Tax Rules?
Action is required! The deadline for amending plans and agreements to comply with the new deferred compensation tax rules is December 31, 2007; companies that have not yet reviewed their arrangements in light of § 409A should do so now.
Changes Imminent to Oregon Law on Noncompetition Agreements
Employers may soon bid farewell to the days when Oregon's test for enforceability of a noncompetition agreement was as simple as, "did the employee sign the noncompetition agreement upon initial employment or a subsequent bona fide advancement?"
If You Are an Employer Requiring Medical Tests of Job Applicants, Order Means Everything
You may be like many employers who require applicants to provide medical information as a part of the hiring process.
Oregon Expands Employment Discrimination Laws to Protect Sexual Orientation
Last week the Oregon Senate cleared the way for Governor Kulongoski to sign into law the Oregon Equality Act, also known as Senate Bill 2.
Beware of Pitfalls in Vetting Applicants for Employment: Background Checks
This week brought good news for the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate is at a five-year low with 180,000 jobs added in the month of March. As employers add new workers, many will struggle with establishing procedures for hiring.
Will Congress Short Circuit an Employer's Right to Union Elections?
The Employee Free Choice Act ("EFCA") was introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives on February 5, 2007. This Act would dramatically change union organizing and collective bargaining over first time labor agreements. If it passes, the EFCA…