Government and law

Government and law
Credit history checks by employers now prohibited
High Five
Thursday, July 01, 2010

A new Oregon law prohibits most employers from using credit history as a factor in hiring, firing, demoting or suspending employees.

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Overtime is hot issue for Portland city workers
High Five
Thursday, July 01, 2010

Overtime pay and the 40-hour work week was a heated topic at the Portland City Council meeting Wednesday.

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Oregon first to allow free return of unused paint
High Five
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

On Thursday, Oregon will become the first state to allow consumers to return unused paint to retailers for recycling at no charge.

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Emergency declaration for wolves denied
High Five
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wallowa County sought a state of emergency declaration to deal with a growing wolf population, but requests were denied.

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Golden Temple lawsuit to continue
High Five
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Multnomah County judge refused to throw out the Golden Temple lawsuit, and moved the court date to April 2011.

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