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Oregon news out of this year's San Diego Comic Con is running the gamut from "this place is huge!" to tidbits from the state's comics and television industries.
Television show "Grimm" has a presence at SDCC and continues to show Portland some love:
This is great continuing news, because as our September 2012 Celluloid Forest story reported, $130 million was spent in Oregon in 2011 producing film, television and TV commercials, up from $62 million in 2009.
And he links to a handy little graph that indeed shows the convention's meteoric rise:
And its presence is felt all the way in Portland in terms of Twitter traffic this year. Portland Trends (@trendinaliaPDX) monitors trending Twitter topics in the city, and discovered that #SDCC had cracked the top 20:
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Yesterday, a divided National Labor Relations Board dropped another hammer on the employer community. In a long-awaited and much debated move, the Board jettisoned the decades old standard for determining when two independent businesses should be considered joint employers of an individual worker for collective bargaining purposes.
Transforming the culture of Oregon’s educational leadership.
The Board dismissed a petition related to efforts to unionize the Northwestern University football team.
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.