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Bullard Law, Portland law firm Employers in Oregon could be required to pay employees for up to four hours of unworked time if an employee’s shift is cancelled or shortened.  Additionally, some large employers may be required to engage in an “interactive process” with regard to employees’ scheduling concerns.  The

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By Oregon Attorney General Office, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum  announced the annual Oregon Department of Justice’s 2016 Top Ten Consumer Complaints. For the second year in a row, imposter scam calls, such as the IRS imposter scam, came in as the number one complaint in Oregon. Imposter scam calls received mo

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By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Blog As the opening date for the Cowlitz Tribe’s Ilani Resort and Casino in La Center, Washington approaches, here is our office’s summary of the potential impact on Oregon Lottery revenues. Our office continues to refine the estimated impact of the upcoming casino in La

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by Timothy D. Carkin Senior Vice President Ferguson Wellman, A leading Oregon financial firm March 17, 2017 — As traders were nursing their wounds from early bracket pains, the market saw that U.S. stocks were muted this week, up 0.2 percent. Investors’ reactions to finally getting the anticipated Fed rate hike were

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By NFIB, Small businesses deserve healthcare that’s affordable, flexible, and predictable. Congress has taken a first step. Health reform is in the spotlight this week with the introduction of the American Health Care Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congress is expected to vote on the bill next week, and it

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… On the heels of the recent post on diversity and Middle Eastern ancestry, our office wanted to get a better understanding of the foreign-born population here in Oregon. So we asked Kanhaiya in our office, and Charles Rynerson, demographer at Portland State’s Population Research Center, to help us with some data an

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Barran Liebman Oregon Law Firm Daily and Weekly Overtime in Oregon Changes Again for Workers in Mills, Factories, and Manufacturing Establishments By Amy Angel and Nicole Elgin In good news for employers, on March 9, 2017, in Mazahua Reyes v. Portland Specialty Baking, LLC, Multnomah County Circuit Judge Kathleen Dailey hel

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Associated Oregon Industries Oregon’s largest business advocate Supporting Oregon Trade in an Uncertain Environment Oregon ranks high on lists of trade-dependent states. For most of the past three decades that has been a good thing, as global trade has been a driver of economic growth. But with the Trump Administration po

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by Shawn Narancich, CFA Executive Vice President of Research Ferguson Wellman, A leading Oregon financial firm March 10th — Investors recognized the 8-year anniversary of a bull market that is now second only in length to the tech-fueled run of the 1990s. In March, blue chip stocks have consolidated a small portion of

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits Randy Johnson issued the following statement regarding Senate passage of H. J. Res 37, a Congressional Review Act resolution disapproving of the Federal Acquisition Regulations that implement President Obama

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The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattlemen, Public Lands Council Hail Senate Passage of Resolution Rolling Back BLM Rule: “Strike Two for 2.0” The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association today hailed Senate passage of the resolution to repeal the Bureau of Land Management

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University of Oregon Economic Indexes By Tim Duy Oregon Economic Forum University of  Oregon Oregon Statewide Economic Indicators: The Oregon economy maintained solid momentum as it entered 2017. Highlights of this month’s report include: – The three-month moving average, which smooths month-to-month volatility in

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Congressman Greg Walden Wall Street Journal Editorial ‘ObamaCare is collapsing,” President Trump said during his address to Congress last week, “and we must act decisively to protect all Americans.” House Republicans have heard the president’s message loud and clear. On Monday night the congressional committees we

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Oregon Congressman Kurt Schrader, Press Release, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5) released the following statement in response to the announcement this week that the Port of Portland has terminated its contract with ICTSI after nearly a year of stalled shipping in Terminal 6 over a labor dispute. “This could be a brighter

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By John Charles Cascade Policy Institute A bill has been introduced in the state legislature that would impose a $1,000 ownership tax every five years on automobiles more than 20 years old. Fortunately, leaders of the Republican Party quickly denounced it; and without bipartisan support the bill has no chance of passage. Th

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by Jason Norris, CFA Executive Vice President of Research Ferguson Wellman, A leading Oregon financial firm Stocks posted a 0.5 percent return this week as investors became more confident in economic and fiscal policies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average passed 21,000 for the first time and equities posted their first 1 perc

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, A new report released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Freedom Initiative (WFI) outlines 10 of the worst policies adopted by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) during the Obama administration. Restoring Common Sense to Labor Law: 10 Policies to Fix at the National Labor Relation

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By Oregon Small Business Association, Two important business tax bills up today in a House hearing. House Bill 2831 increases to $1,000 the minimum tax paid by S corporations with more than $25 million in Oregon sales. The tax increase would affect less than one-half of one percent of Oregon S corporations and would raise [

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Oregon Employment Department, Oregon’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.3 percent in January, from 4.5 percent in December. This was the lowest unemployment rate since comparable records began in 1976. Revised figures show Oregon’s unemployment rate has been on a declining trend over the past seven years. Outside of the p

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By Josh Lehner Oregon Office of Economic Analysis Blog The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released the latest quarterly economic and revenue forecast. For the full document, slides and forecast data please see our main website. Below is the forecast’s Executive Summary. As the U.S. economic expansion approaches its ei

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 by Jason Norris, CFA Executive Vice President of Research Ferguson Wellman, A leading Oregon financial firm Friday, Feb 24 — Stocks ended the week marginally higher as U.S. economic data continued to generate positive headlines. Though regional manufacturing surveys around the U.S. are showing improving growth, reta

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Retailers meet with Trump to push tax reform, block ‘border adjustment’ J. Craig Shearman By National Retail Federation CEOs from some of the nation’s top retail companies met with President Trump at the White House as NRF argued that comprehensive tax reform is needed but said a proposed $1 trillion “border adjustm

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Bullard Law, Portland law firm We created the Bullard Edge Awards, more popularly known as the BEAs.  Annually the BEAs recognize outstanding or infamous achievement in employment law.  There is not a nomination in every category every year.  It all depends on the year that was. This morning the BEA committee revealed th

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OSBA Works Against Small Business Tax Increase By Oregon Small Business Association, Oregon Small Business Association President T.J. Riley appeared before the Senate Committee on Finance and Revenue  to testify against SB 165. This bill would force small businesses across Oregon to add at least one full-time equivalent em

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Alaska Air Group Press Release, Employees of Alaska Air Group companies Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are receiving $100 million in bonuses, following a record fourth quarter and record full-year earnings announcement. For most employees, this equates to more than 8 percent of their annual pay in 2016. The company’s

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by Brad Houle, CFA Executive Vice President Ferguson Wellman, A leading Oregon financial firm For the week, the equity markets were higher by about 1.25 percent as investors absorbed Janet Yellen’s testimony to Congress and the stronger-than-expected economic data that was posted. Interest rates were higher with the 1

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to the White House, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s U.S.-Israel Business Initiative today released a series of policy recommendations for the new Congress and administration aimed at strengthening the U.S.-Israel economic relationship. T

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Ater Wynne LLP NW Law firm Federal legislators have renewed steps to repeal — or at least undermine — the prevailing wage requirements under the Davis-Bacon Act, which mandates payment of prevailing wages and benefits to workers employed under federally-funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the co

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Bullard Law, Portland law firm Longtime readers of The Bullard Edge (which is everyone, right?) will recall that we first addressed the marijuana law evolution in our fifth post, titled “When Mary Jane Brought a Pot Brownie to Work” (April 15, 2014).  Here is some of what we said in that post.​ Prediction 1: In [R

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By Oregon Employment Department, Per Capita Personal Income in Oregon’s Counties  In 2015, Oregon had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $43,783. The PCPI ranked 29th in the United States and was 91 percent of the national average, $48,112, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. In Oregon, the 2015 PCPI i

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