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Oregon Plus

Oregon Plus was created in collaboration with Barran Liebman LLP, Innova Legal Advisors, Jordan Ramis, Maher & Tolleson, Miller Nash, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt. , and authored by Amy Robinson, Dinah Choi, Heidi W. Mason, Jean Ohman Back, Kelly T. Hagan, Kristine Bingman, Kyle Abraham, Leora Coleman-Fire, Michael T. Garone, Nathan Sramek, Rebecca Boyette, Ronald G. Guerra, Sommer Tolleson, Stephanie P. Berntsen, Thomas M. Triplett, Tyler Volm

Includes 4 products:
  • Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers
  • Model Policies and Forms for Oregon Employers
  • Oregon Human Resources Manual
  • Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide
  • Plus a 1-year online subscription


    About the law firm

    Barran Liebman LLP

    Barran Liebman LLP attorneys practice labor and employment law exclusively for employers. Our attorneys constantly study new developments in the laws and regulations that affect employers. 



    Many of our attorneys have been practicing for almost three decades and have solidly established national reputations. Consequently, our attorneys are sought-after speakers in labor and employment issues, both locally and nationally. Our attorneys are called upon to help train judges and other attorneys on topics related to labor and...read more ,

    Innova Legal Advisors

    Our attorneys provide strategic advice, counseling, and representation in litigation to individuals, public entities, and private for-profit and non-profit corporations.

    Our practice areas include:

    • Business and corporate formations, acquisitions, mergers, and contracts
    • Employment and labor law
    • Governance work with owners, boards of directors, shareholders, partners, and executive staff
    • Government / Municipal law
    • Health care, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act
    • Real estate sales, purchases, and leases
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    Jordan Ramis

    Understanding our clients and the day-to-day business and professional issues they face is essential for quality advice, efficient representation, and zealous advocacy. Not only are we accomplished at practicing law, we also recognize how legal matters impact our clients. In addition to countless years of legal experience, we have owned and operated businesses, worked as architects, landscape architects, engineers, and construction managers. We have been real estate professionals, land developers, contractors, purchasing managers, and government employees. We...read more ,

    Maher & Tolleson

    Our firm specializes in defending employers, their insurers and self-insurance administrators in Oregon and Washington workers’ compensation matters in addition to providing employment relations advice and counsel. We are committed to providing quality, up-to-date and cost effective legal representation for employers throughout Oregon and Washington.

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    Miller Nash

    At Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, we like to think of ourselves as an established firm with strong traditions and fresh ideas. Although our roots in the Pacific Northwest go back more than a century, we pride ourselves on being creative thinkers who are committed to serving our clients, our community and each other in smart and innovative ways. 

    The clients we work with represent a diverse group of businesses, non-profits, public entities and...read more ,

    Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

    Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the Pacific Northwest’s top law firms, representing individuals and leading companies doing business in the region, across the U.S., and around the globe in a wide range of business and litigation matters. The firm has more than 170 attorneys in Portland, Bend, and Salem, Oregon, and Seattle and Vancouver, Washington. Schwabe attorneys provide a broad range of transaction and litigation services to many of the Pacific Northwest’s leading companies,...read more


    About our sponsor

    A United Voice for Oregon Business

    Oregon Business & Industry is Oregon's largest and most influential comprehensive business association advocating for a strong economy and a healthy, prosperous and competitive Oregon. Members participate with other business leaders committed to growing Oregon’s economy, quality jobs for our citizens, and healthy communities. OBI also offers members money-saving services.

    The OBI Mission

    To strengthen Oregon’s economy in order to achieve a healthy, prosperous and competitive Oregon for the benefit of present and future generations.

    History

    OBI was created July 1, 2017, through the merger of Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) and Oregon Business Association (OBA). The goal of the merger was to combine the strengths of the two organizations and to create a unified voice for Oregon businesses. Here’s a look at the history of each organization:

    AOI: Serving Business Since 1895

    Founded in 1895, Associated Oregon Industries (AOI) quickly became a... learn more


    Testimonials

    AOI recognizes that in the current economic climate, businesses are doing more with less. Everything is the Oregon Human Resources Manual is written for Oregon businesses, in a manner which cuts through the legal jargon, providing an informative easy to understand reference.

    Wendy Floyd, Chief Financial Officer, Associated Oregon Industries, Salem, Oregon


    We appreciate the offerings from ACCR HR due to the timeliness and relevance of the products. They help our library provide materials that our local business and patrons can use.

    Louise Meyers, Director, Stayton Public Library, Stayton, Oregon


    hrsimple.com is a must-have not only for HR professionals in the state, but for labor and employee relations professionals, employment lawyers and small business owners. It is comprehensive in scope, addressing the many legal and compliance issues that face employers from recruiting to retirement. Yet, despite the wide range of issues covered, and the complexity of those issues, information is easy to find and comprehend, avoiding much of the legal-speak that can often be difficult to interpret.

    John A. Challenger, Chief Executive Officer, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., Chicago, Illinois


    I have been in Human Resources for over 30 years.  "Performance Management Strategies: Finding Common G.R.O.U.N.D." was one of the best presented, arranged, and informative webinars I have ever participated in.  I wish my whole crew of supervisors and managers could have participated in it.  However, with the information I received and the way it was laid out, I hope that I will be able to mock the presentation for them. You and Jamie did an excellent job in presenting this in a clear, distinctive way that was interesting and was never boring. 

    Dena Smith, Heartland EMS, Inc.


    Topics covered

    Oregon Human Resources Manual

    Foreward from Oregon Business & Industry

    About Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

    About the Editor

    About the Contributors

    Editor's Foreward

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1: Snapshot – An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Compliance Thresholds

    Chapter 3: Recruiting and Hiring

    Chapter 4: Background Checks

    Chapter 5: Discrimination in Employment

    Chapter 6: Non-compete Agreements, Intellectual Property Assignment and Trade Secrets

    Chapter 8: Wages and Hours

    Chapter 7: Employee Handbooks

    Chapter 9: Disabilities and Reasonable Accommodation

    Chapter 10: Employment Verification

    Chapter 11: Child Labor

    Chapter 12: Performance Evaluations

    Chapter 13: Independent Contractors

    Chapter 14: Temporary and Leased Employees

    Chapter 15: Privacy

    Chapter 16: Protecting Technology and Electronic Information

    Chapter 17: Social Media

    Chapter 18: Employee Discipline

    Chapter 19: Smoking in the Workplace

    Chapter 20: Relationships in the Workplace

    Chapter 21: Workplace Investigations

    Chapter 22: Termination

    Chapter 23: Plant Closings and Mass Layoffs

    Chapter 24: Family and Medical Leave

    Chapter 25: Military Leave

    Chapter 26: Additional Types of Leave

    Chapter 27: Safety and Health in the Workplace

    Chapter 28: Workplace Violence

    Chapter 29: Employee Benefits Plans

    Chapter 30: Workers’ Compensation

    Chapter 31: Unemployment Insurance

    Chapter 32: Healthcare Continuation

    Chapter 33: Healthcare Portability and Privacy

    Chapter 34: Traditional Labor Law

    Chapter 35: Public Employers

    Chapter 36: Disaster Planning

    Chapter 37: Business Ethics

    Chapter 38: Politics in the Workplace

    Appendix A: Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix B: Posting Requirements

    Model Policies and Forms for Oregon Employers

    Forward from Associated Oregon Industries

    About Barran Liebman LLP

    About the Editor

    Editor's Foreward

    Features of the HR Library

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Job Descriptions

    Chapter 3 The Pre-Hire Process

    Chapter 4 Time of Hire

    Chapter 5 Basic Policies

    Chapter 6 Equal Employment Opportunity Policies

    Chapter 7 Time Off and Leaves of Absence

    Chapter 8 Employee Benefits

    Chapter 9 Wages and Hours

    Chapter 10 Interns and Independent Contractors

    Chapter 11 Performance Reviews and Promotions

    Chapter 12 Confidentiality and Conflicts of Interest

    Chapter 13 Complaint Reporting Procedures

    Chapter 14 Personnel Records and Recordkeeping Requirements

    Chapter 15 Layoffs

    Chapter 16 Termination of Employment

    Chapter 17 Acknowledgement of Receipt of Handbook

    Appendix A Posting Requirements

    Appendix B Compliance Thresholds

    Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers

    About FordHarrison LLP

    About the Editors

    Editor's Foreward

    Chapter 1: Snapshot - An HR Audit

    Chapter 2: Pre-Employment Issues

    Chapter 3: Pre-Employment Testing

    Chapter 4: Interviews

    Chapter 5: Background Checks

    Chapter 6: The Employment Relationship

    Chapter 7: New Hire Reporting

    Chapter 8: Policy Manuals and Employee Handbooks

    Chapter 9: Employee Personnel Files

    Chapter 10: Employment Contracts

    Chapter 11: Non-Compete Agreements and Trade Secrets

    Chapter 12: Affirmative Action

    Chapter 13: Discipline

    Chapter 14: Termination

    Chapter 15: Layoffs

    Chapter 16: Employment Litigation

    Chapter 17: Union Organizing Activity

    Chapter 18: Social Media

    Appendix A: Federal Recordkeeping Requirements

    Appendix B: Posting Requirements

    Wages and Hours – An Employer’s Guide

    Squire Patton Boggs

    About the Authors

    Chapter 1: Snapshot

    Chapter 2: Overview

    Chapter 3: Covered Employers

    Chapter 4: Workers not Covered by Federal Law

    Chapter 5: Leased or Temporary Employees

    Chapter 6: White-Collar Exemptions

    Chapter 7: Additional Exemptions

    Chapter 8: Nonexempt Employees: Minimum Wage Requirements

    Chapter 9: Nonexempt Employees: Overtime Compensation

    Chapter 10: Nonexempt Employees: What Counts as “Wages”

    Chapter 11: Nonexempt Employees: Determining Work Time

    Chapter 12: Deductions from Pay

    Chapter 13: Recordkeeping Requirements

    Chapter 14: Enforcement

    Chapter 15: Remote Workers and Telecommuting

    Chapter 16: Posting Requirements

    Chapter 17: Employment of Minors

    Chapter 18: Equal Pay

    Chapter 19: Payment of Wages

    Chapter 20: Where to Go for More Information

    Appendix A: State Agencies

    Appendix B: Wage and Hour District Offices

    Forms and Policies

    Company Use Job Description

    Sample Job Questionairre

    Sample Contract Policy

    Job Description

    At-Will Employment Application (Option 1)

    At-Will Employment Application (Option 2)

    At-Will Employment Application (Option 3)

    At-Will Employment Application (Option 4)

    Employment Interview Analysis

    Employment Reference

    Fair Credit Reporting Act Disclosure and Authorization for Oregon Employees

    Interview Checklist

    Interviewer Evaluation

    Notice of Intent to Secure Credit History Report for Oregon Employees

    Pre-hire Checklist

    Reference Inquiry

    Reference Release Form

    Sample Job Offer Letter

    Sample Mutual Agreement to Arbitrate Claims

    Sample Non-Competition and Confidentiality Agreement

    Emergency Contact Form

    Federal Form I-9 (2019)

    Federal Form W4 (2018)

    Model Continuation Coverage General Notice

    Model General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights

    Sample New Employee Checklist

    Employee Suggestion Program Entry Form

    Sample Attendance Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Attendance Policy (Option 2)

    Sample Birthdays in the Workplace Policy

    Sample Bring Your Own Devices Policy

    Sample Cellphone Policy

    Sample Classification Policy

    Sample Conducting Personal Business in the Workplace Policy

    Sample Dress Code Policy

    Sample Drug-Free Workplace Policy (Government Contractors)

    Sample Drug-Testing Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Email Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Email Policy (Option 2)

    Sample Emergencies and Inclement Weather Policy

    Sample Employee Suggestion Policy

    Sample Employment of Relatives Policy

    Sample Inspection of Property Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Inspection of Property Policy (Option 2)

    Sample Introduction to Handbook

    Sample Introductory Period Policy

    Sample Music Policy

    Sample No Bullying Policy

    Sample Non-Fraternization and Dating Policy (Example 1)

    Sample Non-Fraternization and Dating Policy (Example 2)

    Sample No Solicitation Policy (for Government Employers)

    Sample No Solicitation Policy (for Private Employers)

    Sample Online Posting and Social Networking Policy

    Sample Personal Conduct Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Personal Conduct Policy (Option 2)

    Sample Politics in the Workplace Policy

    Sample Safety Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Safety Policy (Option 2)

    Sample Smoke-Free Environment Policy

    Sample Social Media Policy

    Sample Telecommuting and Work from Home Policy

    Sample Telephone Usage Policy

    Sample Vehicle Use Policy (Example 1)

    Sample Vehicle Use Policy (Example 2)

    Sample Workplace Violence Policy

    Sample Workplace Violence Policy Checklist

    Telecommuting and Work from Home Agreements

    Acknowledgment and Attendance Form

    Acknowledgment of Employee Request for Accommodation

    Employee Request for Accommodation

    Interactive Process Questionnaire

    Sample Anti-Harassment Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Anti-Harassment Policy (Option 2)

    Sample EEO Policy

    Sample Reasonable Accommodation Policy

    Sample Religious Accommodation Policy

    Sample Workplace Diversity Policy

    Certification of Physician or Practitioner for Pregnancy Disability Leave

    Employee Rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act Poster

    Pregnancy Disability Leave Form

    Request for Leave of Absence (Non-FMLA or Non-OFLA)

    Request Form for Non-FMLA or Non-OFLA Leave

    Sample Bereavement Leave Policy

    Sample Crime Victim Leave and Accommodation Policy

    Sample Domestic Violence Leave Policy

    Sample Family and Medical Leave Policy under the FMLA and-or the OFLA

    Sample Holiday Policy

    Sample Jury Duty Leave Policy

    Sample Leave Policy for Employers not Covered by the FMLA or OFLA

    Sample Military Leave Policy

    Sample Natural Disaster and Inclement Weather Policy

    Sample Olympic Leave Policy

    Sample Paid Time Off Policy

    Sample Personal Leave of Absence Policy

    Sample Pregnancy Disability Leave Policy

    Sample Religious Leave Policy

    Sample Request Form for Leave to Address Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault or Stalking Issues

    Sample Search and Rescue Operation Leave Policy

    Sample Sick Leave Policy

    Sample Vacation Time Policy

    Sample Veterans Day Leave Policy

    WH-380-E Certification of Health Care Provider for Employee's Serious Health Condition

    WH-380-F Certification of Health Care Provider for Family Member's Serous Health Condition

    WH-381 Notice of Eligibility and Rights & Responsibilities

    WH-382 Designation Notice

    WH-384 Certification of Qualifying Exigency

    WH-385 Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Current Servicemember

    WH-385-V Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Veteran

    COBRA Information

    Sample 401(k) Policy

    Sample Long-Term Disability Plan Policy

    Sample Short-Term Disability Plan Policy

    Sample Tuition Reimbursement Policy

    Authorization to Receive Itemized Pay Statement in Electronic Form

    Employee Payroll Change Notice Form

    Notice to Employees Regarding Meal and Rest Periods

    Notice to Employees Regarding Meal and Rest Periods 2

    Payroll Direct Deposit Form

    Request and Agreement to Waive Meal Periods

    Salary Change Recommendation Form

    Sample Overtime Policy

    Sample Payday Policy

    Sample Payroll Advance Policy

    Sample Timekeeping Policy

    Performance Appraisal (Option 1)

    Performance Appraisal (Option 2)

    Performance Appraisal Summary

    Performance Evaluation

    Sample Compensation Review Policy

    Sample Performance Review Policy

    Sample Promotion and Transfer Policy

    Data Security Breach Policy

    Sample Confidentiality Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Confidentiality Policy (Option 2)

    Sample Conflicts of Interest Policy

    Sample Medical Records Confidentiality Policy

    Sample Open Door Policy

    Sample Problem Solving Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Problem Solving Policy (Option 2)

    Sample Whistleblower Policy

    Sample Whistleblower Policy (for Non-Profits)

    Sample Personnel Records Policy

    Sample Layoff Policy

    Employee Exit Interview Form

    Employee Exit Survey

    Employee Separation Clearance Checklist

    Exit Checklist

    Reference Release Form

    Sample Discipline Notice (Option 1)

    Sample Discipline Notice (Option 2)

    Sample Last Chance Agreement (Discipline)

    Sample Progressive Discipline Policy

    Sample Prohibited Conduct Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Prohibited Conduct Policy (Option 2)

    Sample Reference Request Policy (Option 1)

    Sample Reference Request Policy (Option 2)

    Sample Termination Letter

    Sample Termination Policy

    Separation Summary

    Sample Acknowledgment Form

    FCRA Letter

    FCRA Notice

    Sample No Smoking Policy

    Employee Harassment Complaint

    Employee Payment of Employer Recovery of Benefit Premiums

    Modified Duty Return to Work Letter

    Sample Notice of Special Enrollment Rights