November 27, 2023 - NLRB Broadens Joint-Employer Test with Final Rule

By Nick Ball & Nicole Elgin Barran Liebman Law, The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a Final Rule on the Standard for Determining Joint-Employer Status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The rule is effective December 26, 2023, and will expand the situations where multiple entities will be […]

November 22, 2023 - NLRB General Counsel Issues Guidance on a Post-Cemex World of Union Recognition

By Nicole Elgin & Joshua Waugh Barran Liebman LLP, The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) General Counsel issued guidance on November 2, 2023, regarding the new standards for employer conduct when a union makes a demand for recognition. The General Counsel’s Memorandum GC 24-01 sets out substantial policy changes that […]

November 20, 2023 - State Treasurer: $1B bond, “Deal of the Year”

By Oregon State Treasurer, Press Release, Oregon State Treasury’s $1 Billion Bond Sale Recognized As Bond Buyer’s Regional “Deal of the Year” November 20, 2023 The record-setting sale from March 2023 is also up for the national “Deal of the Year” award Salem, OR—The Bond Buyer announced Oregon State Treasury’s […]

November 20, 2023 - Portland Metro chamber hands out top award: Julia Brim Edwards

Her Relentless Commitment to Portland: Julia Brim-Edwards honored at Business Leadership Evening By Portland Metro Chamber, Each year in the fall, the Portland Metro Chamber hosts the Business Leadership Evening, a gala event that brings together more the 500 people from across the region’s business community. The event is celebrates […]

November 16, 2023 - DeRemer Supports Bipartisan Resolution to Prevent Government Shutdown

U.S. Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer Press Release, WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-05) voted in favor of H.R. 6363, a stopgap resolution that would prevent a government shutdown on November 18 and provide other critical program extensions. The House passed the bill on a bipartisan vote of 336-95, and it […]

November 15, 2023 - Bezos saves billions by Florida move

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon Foundation Amazon CEO and World’s 3rd richest person, has announced he is leaving the State of Washington and moving to Florida. The NY Post notes, “If Bezos were to keep Seattle as his primary residence and maintain his current net worth of roughly $162 billion, […]

November 14, 2023 - Oregon Comment on the Latest National Small Business Poll

By NFIB, Golden anniversary of SBET finds Main Street entrepreneurs in no mood for celebration SALEM, Ore., Nov. 14, 2023—Today’s release of NFIB’s monthly Small Business Economic Trends (SBET) report is the 50th anniversary issue, but it is not finding small business owners in a mood for celebration. “This month […]

November 13, 2023 - Chamber asks for transparency in county health inspection fee increase process

Portland Metro Chamber, The Portland Metro Chamber, in coalition with six other business organizations, sent Multnomah County Chair Pederson and the County Commission a letter expressing deep concern regarding the large fee increases proposed by the County Health Inspections Program. The County Health Inspection Program ensures that local businesses comply […]

November 8, 2023 - Oregon Ag sues Meta

Oregon Attorney General Press Release Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum filed suit against Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, among other brands. The federal complaint, joined by 33 states and filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, asserts that Meta knowingly designed and deployed harmful […]

November 7, 2023 - Oregon policy and rulemaking update 11/7

By Oregon Business & Industry   Oregon, Beware: Tax Hikes Brewing in Calif. OBI’s director of tax policy, Scott Bruun, was invited to speak at the annual meeting of the Council on State Taxation (COST), which is considered the nation’s premier taxpayer advocate organization. In addition to joining a conference […]