Save the Date:
Town Hall Meeting:
Friday March 27th 6:00 p.m.
Come and bring a friend!
I was going to write a little article on what I see happening regarding "Doing Business in Oregon - Today's Business Climate" Instead I decided just to list the ways business is being corralled during this Legislative Session.
HB 2386 Authorizes Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries to issue temporary cease and desist order under certain circumstances.
HB 2387 Authorizes Commissioner of Bureau of Labor and Industries to administratively compel provision of bond by certain employers.
HB2007 Makes imposition of disciplinary action against employee that inquires about or discloses wage information unlawful employment practice Passed the House 34-24
HB 2006 Makes practice of paying employees of opposite sex who hold equivalent jobs at different wage rates unlawful employment practice
HB 2005 Requires all employers to implement paid sick time for employees.
HB 2542 Includes accrued paid vacation and personal business leave in definition of "compensation" for purposes of wage claims.
HB 2685 Prohibits discrimination in employment on basis of familial status of employee.
HB 2960 Creates Oregon Retirement Savings Board in office of State Treasurer.
HB 3164 Specifies conditions under which farm implement supplier has good cause to terminate, cancel or not renew retailer agreement, or to change retailer's competitive circumstances
HB 3137 Creates unlawful employment practice of requiring employee to create, file or sign documents containing false information related to hours worked or compensation received by employee or retaliating against employee for refusal to do so
HB 3097 Makes inquiring after applicant's conviction history and certain activities related to conducting criminal records check on prospective employee unlawful employment practice.
This is a sampling of the proposed legislation we have dealt with just in Business and Labor. Please take a few minutes and check out some of this information. If you click on the link it will take you directly to the bill in OLIS and you can see where the bill is today in the process.
Thank you - each of you for being involved.
Here is a link to a recent article regarding Civics in our schools. Governing
Just observing - do you watch the Floor Sessions?