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July 2018 News & Updates

Tuesday, July 31, 2018  
Posted by: Emerald Stander
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July 2018 News & Updates

In the news … The recent Supreme Court decision regarding class action waivers in arbitration agreements may prompt members to review their current practice, so we summarize the Court’s decision and factors employers may want to consider.  

We’ve included an update on actions taken by the EEOC’s Harassment Task Force which has moved from a focus on guidance and recommendations to filing lawsuits. We also outline how the new makeup of the National Labor Relations Board has relaxed rules for employers related to handbook language.  

UEA Members are invited to our next Happy Hour Roundtable, which will focus on Oregon’s Equal Pay Act and recent changes to Employment Law at the State and Federal level. Read more about the Roundtable and our Fall training programs in our Workshop Catalog below!

EEOC Harassment Taskforce Takes Action

In the last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed seven sexual harassment lawsuits against employers nationwide and has hinted that more litigation may follow. This is a shift from the Taskforce’s most recent activities focused around providing guidance and recommendations.  

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Class Action Clauses in Arbitration Agreements Ruling

Earlier this year the Supreme Court ruled that companies can use arbitration clauses in employment contracts to prohibit workers from banding together to take legal action over employment disputes.

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2018 Fall Workshop Catalog

UEA is offering a free cyber-security awareness webinar for members in September, our popular Supervisor Bootcamp is back and we will offer two Safety workshops this fall, Safety Training Requirements and Hazard Identification and Management.

View our Fall Workshop Catalog
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Both the Salary Budget Survey and the Regional Pay Survey are open until August 17th.

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