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What OregonSaves Means for Every Employer

On May 15, 2020, the State of Oregon will require all private-sector employers with one (1) or more employees (based in Oregon) to participate in the OregonSaves program. Open to everyone, the state-run retirement program is intended to make it easier for workers in Oregon to save for retirement by contributing a portion of their [...]

By |2020-01-03T01:04:51+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Benefits, Compensation, Compliance|0 Comments

You Should Network Close to Home

Originally published by the author on January 30th, 2019 on:  www.laidoffbetteroff.com You can drive all over, or you can stay close to home……. So you’re either out of work or taking the next steps to launch your new business…or you’ve made that leap already. You’re hungry, determined, focused and ready to work 16-hour days, overcome [...]

By |2019-01-31T02:28:51+00:00January 31st, 2019|Networking|0 Comments

Oregon Businesses – Don’t Get Clucked Over the Equal Pay Act

Each time a new labor law is passed or rule approved, there’s typically some ominous warning from the Department of Labor about the dramatic $10k fines as a consequences of inaction or not remaining current. Could that really happen?

By |2018-02-17T20:22:28+00:00December 18th, 2017|Compliance, HR 101, Salaries and Wages|0 Comments

The $5,000 Meeting: Changing Habits to Reduce Waste

While I don’t expect most of you to find $5,000 hidden in wasted meetings, most organizations with some exploration can find better ways to apply the precious resource of their employees and leadership. While meeting regularly isn’t bad or inherently wrong, going through the motions like you always have, is a hard habit to break – but one that should be broken regularly.

By |2017-08-06T22:39:13+00:00August 30th, 2017|Hot Topics, HR 101|0 Comments

When Your Ideal Candidate Has a Criminal Background

If you’re a business that hires employees, at some point you’ll be faced with the knowledge that a candidate has a criminal background. Many times, the candidate will self-disclose their offenses, explain their bad choices, and how they’ve been on a good path for a period of time. So what can you do when faced with this information?

By |2018-01-30T20:48:55+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Hot Topics, HR 101|0 Comments