Government and law

Government and law
Recent Court Decisions Shine a Renewed Light on the Desirability of Employee Arbitration Agreements
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Monday, September 30, 2013

Some employers have embraced the use of employment arbitration agreements as a way to manage and mitigate the rising costs, risks and liabilities associated with employment-related claims. Historically, employment arbitration agreements require employees to present employment-related claims, such as employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, or claims for wages or compensation to an arbitrator, in lieu of proceeding to court.

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Union members call 'grand bargain' a 'grand theft'
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber's 'grand bargain' was hit by union members and environmentalists in its first public hearing.

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Retirees testify against PERS cuts
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Oregon's special session hearings started with two hours of testimony on pensions.

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Federal timber payments revived in Congress
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Congress approved legislation that includes $100 million in aid to rural areas.

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Wyden unveils bill to end domestic spying
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden and three other senators unveiled a proposal to end surveillance operations like those revealed by Edward Snowden.

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