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Need revenue? Try a sales tax and 5% cuts
Until the Oregon politicians address the unrealistic PERS payout formula and cut all state expenditures by 5%, Oregon is going to be in bad financial shape [GAME’S UP, November]. The state of Oregon has more government than the population can afford. I fear in 2009 when PERS runs short, as it did previously, the state will quietly bolster it with general obligation bonds.
Support for undies
For years men have wanted us women to wear nice undergarments and we got stuck with them in white jockeys! [THE BOXER REBELLION, December] After spending the summer in Italy, I was amazed by the interest and selection of fine men’s boxers. It’s about time!
Banking on it
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Transforming the culture of Oregon’s educational leadership.
The Board dismissed a petition related to efforts to unionize the Northwestern University football team.
Every once in a while we receive a letter in the (fictional) mailbag that is tough to describe and quite compelling. This week, Isabel, the new HR manager at LabCo (and someone who is new to HR), wants to know whether she may fire the owner’s son for having an Oregon medical marijuana card. In passing, Isabel also makes a number of alarming admissions about her motivation. Here is Isabel’s nerve-racking question and our response to it.
Oregon Sick Leave is here, and changes to the federal white-collar worker regulations are on the way. This workshop will prepare you for both. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to start planning now for the future impact on your operations and finances.
Presented by OEN + CENTRL + YESpdx.
This Roundtable will cover numerous issues under the employer "shared responsibility" rules of the Affordable Care Act, including how to track the "full-time" status of variable-hour employees, temporary or seasonal employees, and employees who experience a change in status or a break in service. Additionally, we will provide a brief overview of Code sections 6055 and 6056, which require most mid-sized and large employers to submit their first information reports to the IRS in early 2016 regarding the health insurance coverage being offered to employees. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to prepare for the future impact of the shared responsibility rules on your operations and finances.