Note:  These updates are informational only.  It is not legal advice.  
If you have questions about the information in any update, please contact us so we can properly assess
your situation and discuss a resolution that best suits your government.

Prevailing wage and public works and BOLI, oh my!

The core legal obligations related to the payment of prevailing wages on public works projects have not changed recently. Nonetheless, with construction season upon us, now is a good time to review the key prevailing wage requirements in order…

Donations: A Play in Three Acts

At the end of 2022, our office received some good questions regarding donations. This
article is a toe-dip into the vastness of this topic. As such, please consider this general
information and not legal advice. Please call our office if you have your own donation
scenario you’d like to discuss. Okay, let’s dig in!

Paid Leave Oregon

As most of you know, the Oregon legislature enacted what has come to be known as Paid Leave Oregon (PLO).

PLO is a new program/legislative scheme that allows employees in Oregon to take paid time off for some situations that impact their need to be away from work. It covers family-related…

Tipping Public Employees

Though perhaps not a common occurrence, there are situations in which public employees may be offered a tip for services performed in connection with their jobs. While there is no Oregon law that expressly forbids public employees from accepting tips, the acceptance of tips could violate Oregon’s government ethics laws.